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Common name

English: Sisal

German: Sisal-Agave

Mandarin: 剑麻 (jian ma)

Portuguese: Sisal

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Asparagales (72)

        Family: Asparagaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Agave (4)

            Epithet: sisalana Perrine (1)

sisalana => derived from the Mayan word 'tsootquij' for A. sisalana

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: orange

External links

Check for Agave sisalana at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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