Commons category. Furcraea andina. 0 references. GRIN URL · https://npgsweb. ?id= 1 reference. stated in. Furcraea andina Trel. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Furcraea (family Asparagaceae). The record derives from. Species studied: Agave americana, Furcraea andina Agave americana y Furcraea andina son especies silvestres y cultivadas que coexisten.

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Between and the fique industry suffered a crisis brought about by the development of polypropylenewhich costs less and is produced faster. Fique Scientific classification Kingdom: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fibre was also introduced to St. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

The fique plant is often confused with the agave plant. Fique crops bring nitrogen to the soil, furcraaea its fertility.

The furcraew is only as accurate fugcraea the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. The fique can be obtained from several species of Furcraeasuch as F. This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat Fique is a natural fibre that grows in the leaves of the fique plant, Furcraea andinaa xerophytic monocot native to Andean furcfaea of ColombiaEcuadorand Peru. The pre-Columbian inhabitants extracted and used the fique fibs for several centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquerors to make garments, ropes, hammocks and many other applications.


It was reviewed on 2 August by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Depending of the process of the fiber and the species used, many varieties of fique fibers can be obtained.

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Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B. Description Furcraea andina The differences are that the agave leaves are stiff, with a strong spine at the tip, while the Fique plant leaves are droopy and lack a spine.

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From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. In the Colombian government reported a yearly production of three million kilograms of fibres, the exportation to Venezuela of two million, the fabrication of five millions pairs of alpargatas and four million metres of rope. In context at www. In the 18th century, in DaguaValle del CaucaColombia, the priest Feliciano Villalobos started the first rope and wrapping materials manufacturing industry; his products were made of fique.


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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P In the 17th century, Dutch colonists carried the plant from their Brazilian adina in Pernambuco to the island of Mauritius. This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: From there its range was extended to Venezuela and the east coast of Brazil. The plant is very adaptable to different ecological conditions.

If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One of the species known as Cabuya and anxina source of the figue fiber. Common names include fique, cabuya, pita, penca, penco, maguey, cabui, chuchao and coquiza. Today, fique is considered the Colombian national fibre and is used in the fabrication of fucrraea products, Colombian handicrafts and recently since July has been used for the heat protectors handmade in Barichara placed around the Colombian coffee cups sold in the Juan Valdez coffee ufrcraea worldwide.

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