Nomenclature Confusion Over A. vivipara and A. angustofolia
According recent articles by AR Frank (2012) and A García-Mendoza & F Chiang (2003) as well as a book by AG Valensuela Zapata & GP Nabhan (2003), it has been established that A. vivipara L. does not have priority over A. angostifolia Haw. and that they are two separate species. Recent biotechnology literature (such as Simpson et al, 2011) seems to have accepted them as two separate species.
AG Valensuela Zapata & GP Nabhan (2003) also stated in their book that it has been generally accepted that A. vivipara L. has priority over A. cantala.
- Frank, Alan R (2012). Guide to Agave, Cinnamomum, Corymbia, Eucalyptus, Pandanus and Sanservieria in the Flora of Floria. Phytoneuron 2012-102:1-23
- Garcia-Mendoza, Abisai & Fernando Chiang (2003). The Confusion over Agave vivipara L. and A. angustifolia Haw., two distinct taxa. Brittonia 55(1) 2003: 82-87
- Valensuela Zapata, Ana Guadalupe & Gary Paul Nabhan (2003). Tequila: A Natural and Cultural History. University of Arizona Press.
- Simpson, June et al. (2011) "Genomic resources and transcriptome mining in Agave tequilana" GCB Bioenergy 3(1) 2011:25-36.
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