Agave, Century plant • Hindi: Kamal cactus कमल कैक्टस , Gwarpatha ग्वारपाठा • Manipuri: Kewa • Telugu: Kalabanda • Kannada: Kantala • Sanskrit: Kantala;

Requesting to please ID this plant captured in Sagar Upvan, Mumbai in October 2013.
It had beautiful designs on its leaves.

Perhaps Agave weberii

Thank you … for ID, waiting for other inputs… Someone had suggested Yucca gloriosa

Looks like Agave species for me.

I agree with … It looks like agave o.

Agave americana L.

I think – it is Agave vera-cruz, because :-

  1. marginal prickles conspicuous, straight and with dark coloured tips.
  2. in americana (1) leaves are constricted aove the base ( neck region) (2) prickles are strong
  3. in cantula prickles are falcate

Sorry,it is Agave americana, the 3rd picture shows sinuate margin, typical of americana; which I missed.

TSP-DEC2015-69-242: Agave americana (Asparagaceae) : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

It is my pleasure to share few images of Agave americana (Asperagaceae 

Habit: Succulent, armed shrub 

Habitat: Hedge plant 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Hassan and Chikballapur Districts of Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 24-05-2014, 14-06-2014, 03-08-2014, 14-12-2014, 15-12-2014 and 14-12-2015

Kindly read the name as Agave sisalana in the subject line as well as in the text.

I apologise for the error

It should be Agave americana only as per keys available at Lucid Central

SK1395 30 AUG 2018 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 500 kb each.
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Agavaceae sp.??

Furcrea sp, may be foetida.

Thank you … ! Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.

To me appears close to Agave angustifolia Haw. as per comparative images and keys at Furcraea

As prickles appears to be longer, it should be Agave americana L. as per keys and comparative images at Agave.

Plant for ID : Muscat : 11OCT20 : AK-18 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Seen in a plant nursery long ago.
Agave Species?

This could be Agave americana var. medio-picta.
White-Striped Century Plant.

Yes, appears to be as per

Thanks … Looks the same.

It is considered as a syn. of Agave americana as per WCSP and Catalogue of Life

Ok noted.

Re: Agave : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Mettur Salem Tamilnadu
Kindly identify the species

A. americana,

I think this will also be Agave vivipara L. (syn: Agave cantula Roxb.) as identified by … in other other two threads herein.

On further consideration, I think it is Agave americana only.

Sir, the 3rd picture shows crenate or sinuate margin in young leaves, besides leaf blade colour is unpolished marble or stone like, leaves are rigid except two or three at base. Also leaf lade is significantly broad at the middle and above. I would go for A. americana.

Oh! yes Sir, certainly, I agree with you.

Yes, it’s Agave americana

Agave americana: 1 high res. image.
Location: Rajouri (j and k)

Yes it’s

I think it is more likely to be Agave angustifolia Haw. as per images and details herein and as per keys and comparative images at Agave.

What do you say about this one? Is the id correct as Agave angustifolia Haw. ?

Strong and sharp apical spine, clearly visible at the top left of the plate, considerably thick leaf base, crenate (situate) margins in young leaves, I would suggest Agave americana L.
Is this specimen wild?


Allikuzhi cactus plant: 2 high res. images.

Found in Allikuli Thiruvallur district.TN.

Agave americana,


Alli Kulhi Cactus like plant: 1 image.
Found this plant in Alli Kulhi R.F. Thiruvallur district.

Please check for Agave species.

Yes, check comparative images in efi site of Agave.

Agave americana L. as per comparative images at Agave


Asparagaceae: Agave americana L.: 1 high res. image.
location/date: road from Semadoh to Chikaldara, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994