Agave fortiflora Gentry



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?

Last record: 2001 or earlier

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:

Felger, R., Carnahan, S. and S√°nchez-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.

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 28: 53-66.


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