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.

Images by tspkumar 




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


Wild Plants for ID : Nasik : 02JUL19 : AK-6 : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Wild plants seen on a mountain slope in Nasik.

Agave Species?

Agavaceae ?? 

Agave sisalana and A. americana.

Thanks for the suggested id. Which one of the two suggested Species? I believe all plants are the same. 

Yes, sir, I thought too same, both are one sp. only.

Pl. check comparative images with keys at 

Closest I can go with these images is Agave americana after perusing keys and details at species page, as suggested by …

Thanks … Is Agave sisalana be a Syn?

I meant would Agave sisalana be a Syn of Agave americana?

No. Both are different. Pl. see


plant for ID : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
this plant is photographed in hamirpur H.P. , growing wild, agave or yucca, not sure, Which Species? Any Idea pls

Pl. check comparative images and keys at Agave

spines along the edges  are visible (in a small section of the picture only) so its Agave. yucca is spineless. so next time pay attention to leaf thickness, end pint, and edges

Is it Agave americana?

Leaf thickness and width rules it out I think, …

I would like to go with Agave americana L. as per comparative images at Agave and keys herein.

the leaf is not robust enough. look at these
the following url shows pictures with cross sections of the leaves. I call that ROBUST … thick… leaves
the presented plant is agave thin leaved. thin enough to flop over. not Agave Americana. sorry to bring a negative opinion

Thanks, …, There are lot of mis-identification in these species. We have to follow keys at Agave



Agave sisalana : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Agave sisalana from Shantiniketan West bengal January 2010 

As there appears to be prickles on leaf margins, it may be Agave americana L. as per keys at


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


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

A. americana

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.


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