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Agave americana (PROTA)

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<big>''[[Agave americana]]'' L.</big>
 
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:Protologue: Sp. pl. 1: 323 (1753).
:Chromosome number: 2''n'' = 60
 
== Synonyms ==
 
 
== Vernacular names ==
*Century plant, American agave, American aloe (En). *Agave d’Amérique (Fr). *Piteira de boi, piteira brava (Po).
== Origin and geographic distribution ==
''Agave americana'' follows the Crassulacean Acid Metabolism (CAM) pathway. CAM plants are able to fix CO<sub>2</sub> at night and photosynthesize with closed stomata during the day, thus minimizing water loss. ''Agave'' comprises 100–200 species, all native to Central America and Mexico.
 
== Description ==
 
 
 
== Other botanical information ==
 
 
 
== Growth and development ==
 
 
== Ecology ==
''Agave americana'' is adapted to a wide range of conditions. In East Africa it is found from sea-level to 2500 m altitude. It is found in both low and high rainfall areas. In many countries in southern Africa, including South Africa, it is considered a noxious invasive weed.
 
== Propagation and planting ==
 
 
== Management ==
== Author(s) ==
* P. Oudhia , SOPAM, 28-A, Geeta Nagar, Raipur, 492001, C.G., India
== Correct citation of this article ==
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