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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Agave angustifolia Haw.
Century plant

Agave angustifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Asparagaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico and Central America; widely cultivated and sometimes naturalized.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. This is occasionally cultivated and sparingly naturalized in the Florida Keys. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Agave angustifolia has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Possibly Extirpated Not Native, Cultivated Only
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Not Native, Cultivated Only




Agave angustifolia has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Agave angustifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Agave angustifolia
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr