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Carol and Jerry Baskin
University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0225

Family Scientific Name: Agavaceae
Family Common Name: Agave family
Scientific Name: Manfreda virginica (L.) Salisb. ex Rose
Common Synonym: Agave lata Shinners
Common Name: False aloe
Species Code: MANVIR
Propagation Goal: Plants
Propagation Method: Seed
Product Type: Container (plug)
Propagule Processing: Seeds exhibit physiological dormancy.
Pre-Planting Treatments: Seeds are placed into cold stratification. Germination occurs at 28/18 C temperature cycle. Germination is equal in light and dark.
References: Baskin, J. M. and Baskin, C. C. (1971c). The ecological life history of Agave virginica L. in Tennessee cedar glades. Amer. Midl. Nat. 86, 449-462.
In: Baskin, C. and Baskin, J. Table 10.20 Chapter 10. Seeds: Ecology, Biogeography and Evolution of Dormancy and Germination. Academic Press, 1998. 666 pages.

Baskin, Carol C.; Baskin, Jerry M. 2002. Propagation protocol for production of container Manfreda virginica (L.) Salisb. ex Rose plants; University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. In: Native Plant Network. URL: http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org (accessed 30 August 2015). Moscow (ID): University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Forest Research Nursery.