Agave weberi

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Agave weberi
Agave weberi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Subfamily: Agavoideae
Genus: Agave
Species: A. weberi
Binomial name
Agave weberi
F. Cels ex J. Poiss.
  • Agave franceschiana Trel. ex A. Berger

Agave weberi, common name "maguey liso," is a succulent perennial plant native to northeastern Mexico (Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí) but naturalized in parts of southern Texas. It prefers sandy locations with low shrubs.[3]

Agave weberi is a relatively short species, the leafy trunks rarely more than 1 m (3 feet) in height. The leaves, though, can be up to 160 cm (5.2 feet) long and 18 cm (7 inches) across. Flowering stalks can reach a height of 8 m (27 feet). Flowers are yellow, up to 8 cm (3 inches) long.[3][4]


  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ The Plant List
  3. ^ a b Flora of North America vol 26 p 455
  4. ^ Poisson, Jules. Bulletin du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle 7(5): 231–232. 1901.