Definition of Genus Agave

1. Noun. Type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Agave

genus Aeschynanthus
genus Aesculus
genus Aethionema
genus Aethusa
genus Aetobatus
genus Aframomum
genus Afrocarpus
genus Afropavo
genus Agalinis
genus Agama
genus Agapanthus
genus Agaricus
genus Agastache
genus Agathis
genus Agave (current term)
genus Agdestis
genus Agelaius
genus Ageratina
genus Ageratum
genus Agkistrodon
genus Aglaomorpha
genus Aglaonema
genus Agonus
genus Agrimonia
genus Agriocharis
genus Agrobacterium
genus Agropyron
genus Agrostemma
genus Agrostis

Literary usage of Genus Agave

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biodiversity and the Management of the Madrean Archipelago: The Sky Islands edited by Leonard F. DeBano (1999)
"The genus Agave is generally thought to have evolved in the mesic habitats of central Mexico (Gomez Pompa 1963), however, many species have successfully ..."

2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1902)
"A few species of the genus Agave are known from Tertiary rocks of Europe. Consult : George Englemann, Botanical Works (Cambridge, Mass., 1887); ..."

3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"A large natural order, consisting for the most part of bulbous plants, but occasionally forming a tall, cylindrical, woody stem, as in the genus Agave. ..."

4. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1897)
"... as it answers to this species better than any other which Mr. JG Baker recognizes in his monograph of this genus. Agave falcata Engelm. ..."

5. Amaryllidaceae: Preceded by an Attempt to Arrange the Monocotyledonous by William Herbert (1837)
"genus Agave. Spec. Virginica. This genus requires to be carefully re-examined. I can- not allot the species to the three sections, but have stated the ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1891)
"Sisal hemp, the subject of this paper, is obtained from the leaves of some of the species and varieties of the genus Agave, one species of which is well ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"... «if some of the species and varieties of the genus Agave, 16 species of which is well known, in cultivation under the name :' " century plant. ..."

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