“Mangave” Genus

Mangave Genus Image

These are plants in the family Asparagaceae which are commonly referred to as tuberoses. Plants in the genus Polianthes are also referred to as tuberoses. The genus name for Manfreda one of the parent genera for this plant was given in honor of Manfredus de Monte Imperiale, a 14th-century Italian writer.  The genus, also known as Mocha Mocha is now included under the genus Agave. Plants classified under this genus have risen from the combination of Manfreda with Agave giving rise to plants with the characteristics of both plants. Such plants usually take their male traits from Agave while their female traits are gotten from Manfreda.

The, now retired, name Manfreda was coined by Tony Avent and Carl Schoenfeld in 2005 from an amalgamation of two-parent genera that form this genus. They are as compact as the agaves but with succulent lance-shaped leaves. Some species in the genus form beautiful perfect rosettes. These plants grow between 8-24 inches high and up to 18 inches wide. Their leaves may be stiff or fragile depending on the species.  Also, the leaves may be spotted or plain.

Mangave Plants On Succulent City

The Mangave Pineapple Image
The Mangave Pineapple
Mangave Lavender Lady Image
Mangave Lavender Lady
Mangave 'Mission To Mars' Image
Mangave ‘Mission To Mars’
Mangave Snow Leopard Image
Mangave Snow Leopard
Mangave Bloodspot Image
Mangave Bloodspot
Mangave 'Moonglow' Image
Mangave ‘Moonglow’
Mangave 'Falling Waters' Image
Mangave ‘Falling Waters’
Mangave 'Inkblot' Image
Mangave ‘Inkblot’
Mangave 'Bad Hair Day' Image
Mangave ‘Bad Hair Day’
Mangave 'Tooth Fairy' Image
Mangave ‘Tooth Fairy’
Mangave Silver Fox Image
Mangave Silver Fox
Mangave 'Praying Hand' Image
Mangave ‘Praying Hand’
Mangave 'Navajo Princess' Image
Mangave ‘Navajo Princess’
The Mangave 'Aztec King' Image
The Mangave ‘Aztec King’
Mangave 'Purple People Eater' Image
Mangave ‘Purple People Eater’
Mangave 'Freckles And Speckles' Image
Mangave ‘Freckles And Speckles’
Mangave 'Spotty Dotty' Image
Mangave ‘Spotty Dotty’
Mangave 'Macho Mocha' Image
Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’
Mangave 'Catch A Wave' Image
Mangave ‘Catch A Wave’
Mangave 'Night Owl' Image
Mangave ‘Night Owl’


Richard Miller

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