Agave vera-cruz Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8 7 1768. (syn: Agave breviscapa A.Berger ex RosterAgave cyanophylla Jacobi; Agave haworthiana M.Roem.; Agave lepida D.Dietr.; Agave lurida Aiton; Agave magni Desf.; Agave manguai Desf.; Agave mexicana Lam.; Agave polyphylla K.Koch; Agave vera-crucis Haw.; Agave vernae A.Berger);
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Mexico (Veracruz, Oaxaca): Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest; Introduced into: Ascension, East Himalaya, India, Pakistan, Peru, Réunion, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Thailand as per POWO;
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Ascension; East Himalaya; India; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southwest; Pakistan; Runion; Sri Lanka; St.Helena; Thailand as per Catalogue of Life;
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Stem reduced, covered with leaf bases. Leaves forming a lax rosette, arching upwards, the ends drooping, 1.5-2 m, linear-oblong, widest just above the middle, neck hardly constricted; apical spine 1-1.5 cm, almost black; marginal spine broad, spreading or pointing downwards, blackish-brown. Leaves green, often glaucous sometimes with a whitish bloom, shallowly channelled.
(Attributions- Compiled from secondary sources listed in references by Poornima Viswanathan for the Assam Biodiversity Portal project as per India Biodiversity Portal)
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References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  GBIF (High resolution specimens) Flora of Pakistan  FOP illustration Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of Karnataka  India Biodiversity Portal  Purdue University Famine Foods

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