Agave americana


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Related to Agave americana: Ageratum conyzoides
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Noun1.Agave americana - widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalkAgave americana - widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
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Large and dramatic cream-striped Agave americana 'Mediopicta Alba'; petite A.
A Chinese vlogger who went by the name Miss Zhang recently mistook the desert plant agave americana for aloe vera during a live video stream and it had near-fatal repercussions.
Unfortunately, the green plant that she began to chew on turned out to be Agave Americana (American aloe) which is poisonous, according to a Weibo report via Shanghaiist.
En esta especie son frecuentes los hijuelos, los cuales se originan en rizomas y no en estolones como lo comenta GarciaMendoza (2011) para la especie Agave americana L.
Azardiracta indica (10%), Allium sativa (5%), Agave americana (5%), Tagetes indica (5%) and Eichhornia crassipes (5%) and four fungicides, viz, Wettable sulphur (0.
AGAVE americana is probably the most widely cultivated agave here in Britain as it is reasonably hardy - provided it is given a sunny aspect and welldrained soil.
Similarly, the local people of Kajeri VDC nearby Sarada River Bank have been cutting down Agave americana (Ketuki) growing in the banks for the sake of fishing but this plant has been thought to be the best habitat for wild animals Martes flavigula (Malsapro) and Lutra lutra (Paniwoth).
In ticson, Arizona, weevils were found to colonize cultivated Agave americana L.
Agave americana 'Variegata' provides not only form but also some highly distinctive and elegant colouration.
Chavez-Avila (2008), quien aborda la propagacion in vitro del agave comiteco, asocia las plantas con Agave americana y Agave sisalana, y senala que es necesario realizar un estudio con mayor precision para establecer la identidad taxonomica y sus usos, ya que en un intento mas por determinar la especie utilizada tambien se le relaciono con Agave scabra.
El sueco Carlos von Linneo describio en su obra Species plantarum el genero en 1753, a partir de la especie Agave americana, el fue quien utilizo el vocablo griego agave para referirse al genero (Muria, 1990: 67).
Con respecto a este ultimo apunte, resulta mucho mas adecuado emplear especies mediterraneas autoctonas (Fraga 2009) en lugar de acudir a xerofitas exoticas, como se ha venido haciendo, y que es el motivo por el que aparecen tantos taxones pertenecientes a las familias Cactaceae, Aizoaceae, Agavaceae, Aloaceae y Crassulaceae, entre los que se encuentran algunas de las especies invasoras mas nocivas en nuestro ambito cercano (Carpobrotus edulis, Carpobrotus acinaciformis, Cylindropuntia rosea, Agave americana, etc.