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, Aanekattale (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : HFP 1228, CJS 12552
  • 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
  • Native : New World Tropics
  • Comments : An ornamental hegde plant often cultivated fot its fibre (Sisal-hemp), sometimes run wild. Flowers pale green and are replaced by bulbils.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Hassan, Kodagu, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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