family Agavaceae


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Noun1.family Agavaceae - chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae)family Agavaceae - chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
liliid monocot family - family of monocotyledonous plants of the subclass Liliidae; mostly herbs usually with petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Liliales, order Liliales - an order of monocotyledonous plants including Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae and Iridaceae
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
Cordyline, genus Cordyline - Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants
Dracaenaceae, Dracenaceae, subfamily Dracaenaceae, subfamily Dracenaceae - one of two subfamilies to which some classification systems assign some members of the Agavaceae
genus Dracaena - Old World tropical plants with branches ending in tufts of sword-shaped leaves; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
genus Nolina, Nolina - perennial plants resembling yucca; found in southern United States and Mexico
genus Polianthes, Polianthes - genus of perennial tuberous herbs having lily-like flowers; Mexico; sometimes placed in family Amaryllidaceae
genus Sansevieria - Old World tropical herbaceous perennial of the agave family; in some classifications considered a genus of Liliaceae
genus Yucca - tropical American plants with stiff lancelike leaves and spikes of white blossoms; sometimes considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
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Agave is a succulent genus within the monocot family Agavaceae [7], include around 166 species and is the largest genus in the family agavaceae that consist of 9 genera and 293 species [8], which naturally grow in Northern and Central America [9], and thrived in semiarid regions such as Mexico, Australia, and Africa [10].
However, one of our observation settings, a plant in the family Agavaceae, offered a similar complexity to that of natural sites, and exploration was not noticeably longer.
Other genera that are sometimes included as part of the Liliaceae family are Agave and Yucca (family Agavaceae) and Allium (family Amaryllidaceae).

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