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2. Agave vera-cruz Miller, Gard. Dict. ed. 8,7. 1768. Parker, For. Fl. Punjab, 514.1918; Duthie, Fl. Upper Gang. Plains 3 (2):242.1920; R.R. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 60.1972.


  • Agave lurida Ait.

    Stem reduced, covered with leaf bases. Leaves forming a lax rosette, arching upwards, the ends drooping, 1.5-2 m, linear-oblong, widest just above the middle, neck hardly constricted; apical spine 1-1.5 cm, almost black; marginal spine broad, spreading or pointing downwards, blackish-brown. Leaves green, often glaucous sometimes with a whitish bloom, shallowly channelled.

    Type: Described from Mexico.

    Distribution: Mexico; introduced in S. Europe, N.W. Africa, Mauritius, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka.

    The grey Aloe is commonly planted in the Punjab as a hedge plant and along roads. Also reported from Baluchistan (Stewart, l.c.). Fibre from the leaves is used on a small scale.


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