Agave eggersiana

Agave eggersiana

name = Agave eggersiana
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Asparagales
familia = Agavaceae
genus = Agave
species = "A. eggersiana"
binomial = "Agave eggersiana"
binomial_authority = Trel.

Family: Liliaceae (Lily Family)Common Names: Egger's agave, St. Croix agaveAuthor: Trel.Growth Habit: Perennial

Agave eggersiana is an endangered species of spiky plant which grows in the Virgin Islands. Agave eggersiana is a perennial herb known only from the island of St. Croix of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USFWS 1998a). Eggersiana is known from a small number of wild and cultivated plants (USFWS 1998a). It is being cultivted at Fairchild Botanical Garden in St. Croix U.S.V.I.(USFWS 1998a).This species can grow up to seven meters in height and has large, yellow tubular flowers that produce flattened black seeds (USFWS 1998a). A small number of eggersiana remain on private land and are threatened by tourist development (USFWS 1998b). The greatest threat is habitat destruction brought on by residential development on private land. Other threats include feral pigs and goats on National Park Service land (USFWS 1998b). Research needs include distribution and abundance, general biology and ecology (USFWS 1998a). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife requests that any interested parties (concerned government agencies, the scientific community and/or industry) submit data or suggestions concerning this species (USFWS 1998b).

Habitat A. eggersiana grows on dry, exposed areas.Distribution A. eggersiana is known only from the island of St. Croix, part of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USFWS 1998a).

Newspaper Articles USFWS. 1998 November 17, 1998. News Release: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Determines two Virgin Island plants may warrant listing under Endangered Species Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

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