Taxon: Agave sisalana Perrine

 
Genus: Agave
Family: Asparagaceae
  Subfamily: Agavoideae
Nomen number: 1735
Place of publication: U.S. Congr. 25, Sess. 2, House of Represent. Rep. 564:(8,9,16,47,60,86)87. 8 Mar 1838 (Senate Rep. 300:36, 105, t. 1, 2, 4. 12 Mar 1838)
Comment: valid publication verified from original literature (with aid of P. Acevedo), where a validating description appears on p. 87
Name Verified on: 26-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jan-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 8 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Materials: fiber (one of the main sources of sisal fide Gentry 1982)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin Chiapas, Mexico

    Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Libya
    • Southern Africa: South Africa; Swaziland
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: U.S. Outlying Islands - Midway Islands; United States - Hawaii
    • Northwestern Pacific: Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia - Society Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Nauru
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. 1976- (F Mascar)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gentry, H. S. 1972. The agave family in Sonora U.S.D.A. Agric. Handb. 399:97.
  • Gentry, H. S. Agaves of continental North America. 1982 (Agave NAmer)
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. 1993 (L Macar ed4)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Henderson, L. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. 2001 (Weeds SAfr 2001)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Smith, C. E., Jr. 1995. The distribution, uses and history of Agave in southern Africa (Aloe) 32:84-85.
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Agave sisalana Perrine :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.