Agave sisalana Perrine ex Engelm.

  • Family : AGAVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species : Agave sisalana
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Agave sisalana Perrine.
  • Common name : Sisal Hemp
  • Vernacular name : Kathali (Kan.); Sisul (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : Large rosette-forming 1 m trunks developing offsets. Leaves are straight and stiff, sword-shaped, to one half meter long and 10 cm. wide, grey-green, or green, with horny edge and a small black-brown terminal spine. Inflorescence is a large scape to 6 m. high with terminal branches bearing greenish, odoriferous flowers.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Central America
  • Comments : Often cultivated for its fibre.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. sisalana. Downloaded on 16 July 2020.


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