Agave fortiflora Gentry (1972:122)




Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Possibly Extinct in the Wild (Hodgson et al., 2020)

Last record: 1972 or before; 2001 (unconfirmed) (both Hodgson et al., 2020)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct in the Wild)



Sonora, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gentry, H. S. (1972). The Agave Family in Sonora. United States Department of Agriculture, Washington DC.


Other references:

Espejo Serena, A. and López-Ferrari, A. R. (1993). Las Monocotiledóneas Mexicanas una Sinopsis Florística 1(1): 1-76. Consejo Nacional de la Flora de México, México D.F.

Felger, R., Carnahan, S. and Sánchez-Escalante, J. (2017). The Desert Edge: Flora of the Guaymas Region of Sonora, Mexico. Part 1. The Checklist. Desert Plants 33(1): 1-36.

Gentry, H. S. (1982). Agaves of Continental North America. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

Hodgson, W., Puente, R., Salywon, A. and Felger, R. S. (2020). Agave fortiflora. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2020: e.T115623270A116353813. Accessed on 05 July 2022.

Klopper, R. R., Smith, G. F., Figueiredo, E. and Crouch, N. R. (2010). Notes on Agave palmeri Engelm. (Agavaceae) and its allies in the Ditepalae. Bradleya. Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society 28: 53-66.


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