Agave lurida Aiton (1789:472)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of A. vera-cruz (Dalrymple et al., 2023; POWO, 2024).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym of A. vera-cruz) (Dalrymple et al., 2023; POWO, 2024)

Last wild record: 2001 (García-Mendoza, 2020)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild



Oaxaca, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










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