EPPO Global Database

Agave americana(AGVAM)

Code created in: 2002-04-09

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AGVAM
  • Preferred name: Agave americana
  • Authority: Linnaeus


USA (Texas), Mexico. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in Iberian and Mediterranean region, Himalayas, Western Asia, India, Indochina, China, Korea, a few countries of tropical Africa, South Africa, Central America, Caribbean, South America (Colombia to Bolivia, eastern Brazil, Argentina), Australia, New Zealand

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Agave americana var. picta (Salm-Dyck) Terraccino
Agave picta Salm-Dyck

Common names
Name Language
agave English
American agave English
American aloe English (AU)
American century plant English (US)
century plant English
amerikanische Agave German
hundertjährige Agave German
agave French
agave américain French
agave d'Amérique French
faux aloès French
acíbara Spanish
ágave Spanish
cabuyá Spanish (BO)
cardón Spanish
cimbara Spanish
donarda Spanish
javila Spanish
maguey Spanish (BO)
pita Spanish
pitaca Spanish
pita común Spanish
pitón Spanish
zábila Spanish
agave Italian
agave americana Italian
pitta Italian
zabbara Italian
zammara Italian
agave Portuguese
aloé-dos-cem-anos Portuguese
cacto-da-praia Portuguese
cacto-dos-cem-anos Portuguese
caroata-açu Portuguese (BR)
pita Portuguese
piteira Portuguese
piteira-brava Portuguese
piteira-de-boi Portuguese
agave Japanese
アガベ Japanese
агава американская Russian
agave Albanian
източен зюмбюл Bulgarian
atsavara Catalan
atsavara de tanques Catalan
donarda Catalan
figuerassa Catalan
filiagulla Catalan
maguei Catalan
pitalassa Catalan
piterassa Catalan
punyalera Catalan
lóng shé lán Chinese
龙舌兰 Chinese
američka agava Croatian
용설란 Korean
yong seol ran Korean