Agave tequilana F.A.C. Weber
- Common Name: Weber's Blue Agave
- Family: Asparagaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: Mexico - cultivated only, no wild populations known
- Habitat: arid highlands
- Description: Flowering plants extend a tall shoot, 15 feet high or more, with pale yellow flowers at the top. The wild flowers are pollinated by local long-nosed bats (Leptonycteris nivalis), and then after producing 3,000-5,000 seeds, the plant would naturally die.
Cultivated only, no wild populations known. Probably derived from A. angustifolia.2
- Uses: This is the Agave used to produce Tequila. A good site describing the history and commercial process of Tequila production can be found here - last visited 15 November 2004
- Accession # 200400269
- Source: Connecticut College
- Accession Date: 11-15-2004
- Bench: 2210 - XER:Chihuahuan-Tehuacan Deserts
- Currently: active - healthy
- Qty: 1 confirmed on 05-29-2023
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Liliopsida
- SubClass: monocots
- Order: Asparagales
- Family: Asparagaceae
- SubFamily: Agavoideae
- Tribe: Agaveae
- The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Last accessed on Wednesday, January 04, 2017.
- WCSP (2016). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Wednesday, January 04, 2017.
- Agave tequilana at Wikipedia. Last accessed on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
- Image #00 (cropped) & #01 (original) by Kurt Stüber  [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. Last accessed on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
- Angiosperm Phylogeny Website at MoBot. Last accessed on Tuesday, 03 December, 2019.
data regenerated on Mon, 29 May 2023 10:09:03 -0400 [bcm v4.0]