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Agave, Century, Sisal

Order: Asparagales
Family: Asparagaceae
Genus: Agave

Species on page

+ Sisal (Agave sisalana)

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The plant of the century

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eleanor pardee park

Agave ()
Eleanor Pardee Park (with Perle)
May 17, 2018
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Point of view

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Sisal (Agave sisalana)

Sisal - pre sisal-ly

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The following series of photo are from a sisal factory near Berenty, Madagascar.
The fibers in the leaves are used to make biodegradable packing materials.

The sisal factory

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Madagascar
2007
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The sisal truck arrives

sisal

Madagascar
2007
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Unloading the sisal

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Madagascar
2007
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Sisal factory workers

sisal

Madagascar
2007
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sisal

Madagascar
2007
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sisal

Madagascar
2007
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Madagascar
2007

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Madagascar
2007
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Sisaling up the baobab

sisal

Madagascar
2007
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Modified: May 24, 2018
Created: October 30, 2016 (from cactus.html)
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