Description: Stem to 3 feet; leaves spreading, narrowly lanceolate or sword-shaped, to 6 feet long, 3 inches wide, stiff, bright green, terminal spine to 1 inch long, black-brown, margins unarmed or with a few teeth; inflorescence paniculate, to more than 20 feet; flowers green to 2 5/8 inches long.
Probably a sterile cultivar derived from A. angustifolia. 2
Uses: Cultivated for Hemp fiber, one of the most widely used natural fibers in the world. It is widely cultivated near Chiapas, Mexico where the species is thought to have originated.
WCSP (2016). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Last accessed on Wednesday, January 04, 2017.
Sisal at Wikipedia. Last accessed on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
Image #00 (cropped) & #01 (original) by Comvaser dice: Tomado de Wikipedia en Inglés según referencia señalada en Source.Dotado de licencia de uso de dominio público por el autor misma que se reproduce abajo. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Last accessed on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.
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