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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus AGAVE L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. Pl. 323. 1753.
Description Plants massive, acaulescent or with a short stout trunk; leaves closely crowded, ensiform, heavily coriaceous, usually armed with spines upon the margin, the tip ending in a stout spine; inflorescence a panicle or paniculate spike, usually massive and many-flowered, but the flowers frequently replaced by viviparous bulbils; perianth funnel-shaped, 6-parted, the tube rather elongate, the lobes subequal, usually greenish white; stamens 6, widely exserted from the perianth, the fila- ments attached to the perianth tube; anthers versatile; pistil 3-celled, containing numerous ovules; style rather short and thick; stigma capitate; fruit a loculicidal capsule containing many seeds.
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