EPPO Global Database

Agave sisalana(AGVSI)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: AGVSI
  • Preferred name: Agave sisalana
  • Authority: Perrine


Mexico. Known only as a cultivated plant, now throughout the Tropics, for the production of sisal. Also cultivated as an ornamental

Common names
Name Language
sisal English
sisal agave English
sisal hemp English
Sisalagave German
Sisalhanf German
agave sisal French
sisal French
agave sisal Spanish
henequen Spanish (HN)
maguey tuxtleco Spanish (HN)
sisal Spanish
agave sisalana Italian
canapa di sisal Italian
sisal Italian
sisal Dutch
sisal Portuguese
sisaleira Portuguese
агава сизалевая Russian
сизаль Russian