P. C. Standley

  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
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  • Agave sisalana Perrine, Honduras, P. C. Standley 53829, F
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    Description: Agave sisalana Perrine, Honduras, P. C. Standley 53829, F
Current Determination: Agave sisalana Perrine
Family: Agavaceae
Location: Honduras: Atlántida
Locality: vicinity of Tela
Habitat/Microhabitat: thicket along beach. Planted and naturalized

Collector(s): P. C. Standley
Collection Date: 14 December 1927
Description: Uses: Used for fiber (Anderson et al. 2003:163). Usos: textil, ornamental; melífera (nectar) [BADEPY] (Arellano et al. 2003:12). Fiber for hammocks, cord and net bags (Atran 1993:Table 2). Fiber, medicine (Balick et al. 2000:155). Common names: Mescal (voucher). Cheelem ('wild agaves'), kij (Anderson et al. 2003:50, 163). Bab kij, ch'eelem kij, yax hij, ya'ax kij, henequén verde [Barrera, 1976]; henequén pequeño, henequén kij (Arellano et al. 2003:12). Henequen, kij, ya'ax kij, qui, ya'ax ki, sisal (Atran 1993:Table 2).
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
Catalog Project: Mesoamerican Ethnobotany, Flowers TCN
EMu IRN: 2789645
OccurenceID: 6ea46713-fe35-4e6e-bf6a-e01ad054284c

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