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A plant family of the order Liliales, subclass Liliidae, class Liliopsida. Members of the family have narrow, lance-shaped, sometimes fleshy or toothed leaves that are clustered at the base of each plant. Most species have large flower clusters containing many flowers. The fruit is a capsule or berry.
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Agave lechuguilla Torr., of the family Agavaceae, is distributed from southwestern United States to southern Mexico and is one of the most representative species of arid and semiarid regions. Its fiber is extracted for multiple purposes. The objective of this study was to generate a robust model to predict dry fiber yield ( Dfw ) rapidly, simply, a...
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The germination niche of plant species depends primarily on the seeds’ responsiveness to temperature and water potential. However, to appreciate future climate risks to natural regeneration through germination, a global level synthesis across species is needed. We performed a meta-regression of primary data from 377 studies on 528 species, includin...
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Agavaceae contains about 480 species, commonly used in the production of alcoholic beverages such as tequila and mezcal, making it a resource of economic and cultural importance. Uses of this plant rely mainly on the stem; other components such as the leaves are discarded, generating agro-industrial waste, despite being a source of bioactive and nu...
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Introducción. El vuelco se conoce como la caída de plantas, fenómeno que afecta el rendimiento y la calidad de las cosechas en diversos cultivos. En Colombia se ha evidenciado el vuelco en plantaciones de fique (Furcraea spp.), pero se han estudiado poco sus efectos. Objetivo. Determinar las repercusiones del vuelco en el crecimiento de las plantas...
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Resumen Con una superficie de 2.5 millones de hectáreas, la Reserva de la Biosfera El Vizcaíno, es la ANP más grande de México. Desde su creación ha enfocado sus esfuerzos de protección hacia especies animales carismáticas, como la ballena gris y el berrendo, así como a la sustentabilidad de pesquerías comerciales. Sin embargo, no se conocía con ce...
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Different solvent soluble fractions of Sansevieria roxburghiana (Agavaceae) leaves were tested for preliminary phytochemical analysis and antibacterial exploration against clinically significant bacterial strains in this study. The existence of different primary and secondary plant metabolites such as alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, steroids, terp...
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Background: Sansevieria liberica Gerome and Labroy (Agavaceae) is a religious and ornamental perennial plant with highly valued medicinal usage in Nigeria. Sansevieria liberica is used in the management of malarial fever. The ease of development of resistance to available antimalarial drugs has resulted in increased clinical failure and mortality....
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ABSTRACT Fique (Furcraea spp., Agavaceae) is source of natural fiber commuly used for packing in Colombia. However, the crop faces phytosanitary limitations that affect production, with scarce information published in this regard. In an ex situ biological collection of Furcraea spp. larvae of an unidentified species of Pyralidae were found feeding...
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Polianthes tuberosa L. (Tuberose) belonging to the family Agavaceae, is one of the most important cut and floral crop in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Due to its beauty and sweet fragrance, it is used for decoration in flower arrangements throughout the year. Moreover, having long spikes is also an excellent trait of cut flowers. In...
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This paper is a floristic guide to native and naturalized liliaceous plants in the orders Dioscoreales, Pandanales, Liliales, and Asparagales (excluding Orchidaceae and Iridaceae) found within the Interior Plains and Appalachian Highlands of northern Alabama. The families included in this treatment are Nartheciaceae, Burmanniaceae, Dioscoreaceae, S...
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Las especies del género Agave L. son plantas monocotiledóneas con hojas en disposición de espiral y por lo general son suculentas. Anteriormente Agave era el género tipo de la familia Agavaceae, pero en 2009 pasó a ser subfamilia: Agavoidae. Comúnmente se le conoce como Maguey. Para La Española se tienen registro de cuatro especies en estado silves...
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Tomato production under greenhouse conditions needs vigorous seedlings to reduce the loss of plants after the transplant. Different local substrates such as agave bagasse, pine bark and coconut fiber complemented with peat, expanded clay, vermiculite and pure peat for tomato seedlings production were tested. The seed germination, root ball compacti...
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Recent fieldwork in Tunisia yielded several new records of non-native species of the genus Agave. Agave angustifolia var. marginata, A. fourcroydes and A. sisalana are locally naturalised and reported for the first time from the country. To our knowledge, naturalised populations of these three taxa were also unknown elsewhere in the Maghreb and Nor...
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The Caribbean species Agave vivipara was confused during several decades with the widely cultivated ornamental species A. angustifolia. Both are in fact quite dissimilar, the former being rarely offered for sale in the horticultural trade. However, in recent years it was rather frequently planted in Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands (Spain) and it...
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Cordyline fruticosa (L) known as dehuang, belongs to the family Agavaceae. The chemical constituents of this plant includes steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, phenolic compounds, and saponins. The secondary metabolites of the genus Cordyline have various biological activities, one of which is antibacterial. The antibacterial compounds can be applied...
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In Nigeria, there is paucity of information on plants used to repel or kill mosquitoes despite the abundant plant species in the country's tropical rain forests. Majority of available data are on the traditional use of plants for curative purposes. This study documents some plant species used for insecticidal or repellent purposes against mosquitoe...
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Currently, in Colombia there are old and poorly productive crops of fique (Furcraea macrophylla Baker) crops. The objective of the present investigation was to determine if the "canopy pruning" works as a rehabilitation practice. The evaluation was carried out on plants with different times after pruning, 0 (control without pruning), 12, 36 and 72...
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Natural fibres are biodegradable and more environment friendly in terms of production, processing and waste disposal. They are the raw materials for the textile industry which is the backbone of the Indian economy. Flax/linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) plant is a fibre crop that is mainly cultivated for the extraction of linseed oil from the seed....
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The consumption of indigenous leafy vegetables (ILV) is a common practice among local people in Bintulu. It serves as an important food resource for local communities in rural areas. However, these traditional practices were declining in urban areas and among younger generations. Therefore, the study aimed to record the ILV consumed by the local pe...
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In the past the names Agave lophantha Schiede (1829) and A. univittata Haw. (1831) (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae / Agavaceae) were variously regarded as referring to the same species, or to two different taxa at either species or infraspecific ranks. In clarifying the nomenclature and taxonomy associated with these two names we show that they apply to...
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Local production of construction materials is a valuable tool for improving the building sector sustainability. In this sense, the use of lignocellulosic fibers from local species becomes an interesting alternative to the development of such materials. As it is thought that the properties of fiber-based materials are dependent on the fibers propert...
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Este tratamento é composto pelos seguintes táxons: Asparagaceae, Agave,, A. 2020. Asparagaceae in Flora do Brasil 2020. Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro. Disponível em: http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/reflora/floradobrasil/FB34091. Tem como sinônimo heterotípico Herreriaceae Endlicher Agavaceae Dumort. Laxmanniaceae Bubani DESCRIÇÃO Ervas com ou...
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Background: Manfreda includes 37 species distributed from southeastern United States to Honduras. The Pacific Lowlands and Sierra Madre del Sur biogeographic provinces and Guerrero state are the centers of species richness and endemism for the genus in Mexico. Questions: How is the geographical distribution of Manfreda in Guerrero? Some specimen d...
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Yucca schidigera Roezl (Mojave), a kind of ornamental plant belonging to the Yucca genus (Agavaceae), whose extract exhibits important roles in food, beverage, cosmetic and feed additives owing to its rich spirostanol saponins. To provide a comprehensive chemical profiling of the spirostanol saponins in it, this study was performed by using a multi...
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As a result of recent studies of South American Asparagaceae, a new species of Agave is described. This species is endemic of a small area of the Andean Cordillera Oriental of Colombia and it belongs to Agave subgenus Agave. The new species is morphologically related to Agave congesta Gentry (an endemic species from Chiapas, Mexico), but clearly di...
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The Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, located at the southeast of the state of Puebla and the northeast of the state of Oaxaca in Central Mexico, south of the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (TMVB), is of particular interest for understanding the evolutionary dynamics of arid and semi-arid environments, being one of the main reservoirs of biological diversity...
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Cordyline terminalis flower is traditionally used to treat asthma and the purple color of the flower is suggestive of anthocyanins. The purpose of this study was to characterize and determine the antioxidant property of anthocyanins from C. terminalis purple flowers. Five anthocyanins, cyanidin 3,5-di- O-β-glucopyranoside (2.6 ± 0.2 mg/g fr. wt) (1...
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Over 70% of Agave species, (159 of 206) are found in Mexico and are well adapted to survive under hot, arid conditions, often in marginal terrain, due to a unique combination of morphological and physiological attributes. In the pre-Columbian era agaves were also key to human adaptation to desert terrain. In contrast to other species such as cacti...
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The population structure and the establishment microsites of the Agave offoyana populations in Lomas de Galindo and the Pan de Matanzas were studied. These occur in a xero-morphic thorny thicket on serpentine and in a me-sophytic semi-deciduous forest on calcium carbonate rocks, respectively. Five levels of rosette diameter for the age structure we...
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Diosgenin (DG), a well-known steroidal sapogenin, is present abundantly in medicinal herbs such as Dioscorea rhizome, Dioscorea villosa, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Smilax China, and Rhizoma polgonati. DG is utilized as a major starting material for the production of steroidal drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. Due to its wide range of pharmacolo...
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Premise: A set of polymorphic nuclear microsatellite loci was developed and tested for use in population genetic analyses of Anthericum ramosum (Agavaceae) and related species. Methods and results: Sequences of 110 primers were extracted in silico from Illumina MiSeq genome skimming data. The degree of polymorphism of 19 loci was tested in four...
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Agave fibers were extracted mechanically without the use of solvents or water, through a lyophilization-assisted method. Then, the internal arrangement of the fibrils was studied in order to elaborate a hierarchical growing model, using this information to explain the outstanding properties of these natural fibers. We found that the lyophilized fib...
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New chorological data are presented for 158 species and subspecies from Albania (129), Bulgaria (73, 85-86, 94-113, 130-149), Greece (6-72, 74-84, 87-93, 114-128, 150-158), and Turkey-in-Europe (1-5). The taxa belong to the following families: Agavaceae (38), Aizoaceae (6), Alliaceae (39, 81, 124), Amaranthaceae (7), Amaryllidaceae (82), Araceae (8...
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Nectar-inhabiting microbes are increasingly appreciated as important components of plant-pollinator interactions. We quantified the incidence, abundance, diversity, and composition of bacterial and fungal communities in floral nectar of two night-blooming plants of the Sonoran Desert over the course of a flowering season: Datura wrightii (Solanacea...
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Background – Species of Agave and Furcraea (Agavaceae, Asparagaceae s. lat.) are widely cultivated as ornamentals in Mediterranean climates. An increasing number is escaping and naturalising, also in natural habitats in the Canary Islands (Spain). However, a detailed treatment of variously naturalised and invasive species found in the wild in the C...
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Introduction: The development of bacterial strains that are resistant to multiple antibiotics has made the development of new antibiotics a priority for medical research. Traditional plant medicines are important leads for the discovery of new medicines. The family Agavaceae is widely used therapeutically in many areas of the world. Despite this, m...
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La estructura de las comunidades microbianas rizosféricas de las plantas de ambientes áridos está influenciada por las características del suelo y las variaciones climáticas acorde a la localización geográfica, y ante qué factores ambientales específicos responden, será posible establecer de manera experimental las variaciones en las poblaciones mi...
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Polianthes tuberosa L.) ‫به‬ ‫متعلق‬ ‫خنجری‬ ‫خانواده‬ (‫سانان‬ Agavaceae ‫گل‬ ‫مکزيک،‬ ‫بومی‬ ،) ‫خوشه‬ ‫آذين‬ ‫از‬ ‫و‬ ‫ای‬ ‫گل‬ ‫های‬ ‫پیازی‬ ‫در‬ ‫معطر‬ ‫مناطق‬ ‫گرمسیری‬ ‫و‬ ‫گرمسیری‬ ‫نیمه‬ ‫می‬ ‫باشد.‬ ‫پولیانتیس‬ ‫جنس‬ ‫در‬ 13 ‫گونه‬ ‫تنها‬ ‫که‬ ‫دارد‬ ‫وجود‬ ‫گونه‬ ‫می‬ ‫قرار‬ ‫استفاده‬ ‫مورد‬ ‫بريده‬ ‫شاخه‬ ‫گل‬ ‫عنوان‬ ‫به‬ ‫توبروسا‬ ‫گی...
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The objetive was to determine the reduction of Cr+6 concentration in the water samples of the “El Nuevo Mundo” tannery using the andean Agavaceae Furcraea. The tannery is located in la Peninsula parish in Ambato city.the research was done in the laboratory of Water Quality of the Faculty of Science – ESPOCH. Two Biofilters winth lengths of 0, 10 me...
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Biological invasions are considered one of the main factors conditioning the loss of biodiversity on the planet. During the last decades, an increase in the number of exotic/invasive species has been detected in Spain. This is the case of the agave weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus), an American coleoptera (Curculionidae family) specialized in plan...
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An updated infrageneric classification is provided for the genus Agave L. s.l., therefore including A. subg. Manfreda, i.e., the genera Manfreda Salisb., Polianthes L., and Prochnyanthes S.Watson (Asparagaceae: Agavoideae / Agavaceae), with emphasis on the rank of section. Nomenclatural assessments are provided for (1) all unranked infrageneric ‘gr...
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This study was carried out to study effect of insect infestation on some internal components of some important cactus plants. So this study was carried out to study effect of insect infestation by three important insects on the internal components of three important cactus plants, Egyption mealybug, Icerya aegyptiaca (Douglas) (Margarodidae: Homopt...
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Effect of the dry leaves powder water suspension of the plant Furcraea selloa marginata, belonging to family Agavaceae and Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki (Dipel-2x) was evaluated against non-infected and Schistosoma mansoni-infected Biomphalaria alexandrina snails as well as their efficacy against the free larval stages of S. mansoni. The obtained...
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Antecedentes y Objetivos: Polianthes es un género endémico de México conformado por 19 especies, incluida la que aquí se describe. Durante la revisión sistemática del género se efectuó una exploración botánica por toda su área de distribución geográfica conocida, descubriéndose varias especies nuevas, algunas ya fueron descritas y publicadas. Aquí...
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La familia Agavaceae comprende nueve géneros, entre ellos Manfreda Salisb. el cual es endémico al continente americano (Rodríguez, Aarón y Castro-Castro, 2006) y México es considerado como el centro de diversidad del género. Actualmente comprende 39 especies descritas, mismas que se destacan por su importancia económica, ecológica y cultural. Manfr...
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Antecedentes y Objetivos: Los agaves son un recurso natural apreciado por la gente de Oaxaca como fuente de alimento y para la producción de mezcal; sin embargo, hay escasa información de los hongos micorrizógenos arbusculares (HMA) asociados a ellos. El objetivo de este estudio es contribuir al conocimiento taxonómico de los HMA en México con cuat...
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The precious historical collection of fibres in Meise Botanic Garden, with over 500 specimens in old hand-blown glass jars, was rehabilitated in 2017. Most of the specimens date back to the second half of the 19th century, a period of technological revolution. The rehabilitation retraces the industrious search for every possible raw material provid...
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La familia Asparagaceae, subfamilia Agavoideae se compone de plantas distribuidas exclusivamente en el continente americano, en México, están representados ocho géneros, con alrededor de 342 especies (García-Mendoza y Galván, 1995). Dentro de esta familia el género Manfreda, cuenta con 32 especies, geográficamente abarca desde el sureste de Estados...
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The Canary Islands have an extraordinary endemic flora that includes a high number of often tiny succulents that are adapted to the local xeric climate. In recent times, however, the composition of the local succulent flora dramatically changed: some of the native species are at risk and are increasingly replaced by taller, aggressive alien succule...
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Agavaceae es una familia americana que integra 9 géneros y alrededor de 340 especies. En México crecen todos los géneros y más de 260 especies de Agavaceae, 191 son endémicas al país. La mayor riqueza de agaváceas en México se encuentra en el territorio del estado de Jalisco, donde se conocen hasta ahora seis géneros y 67 taxones, 11 de ellos son e...
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El objetivo de este estudio consistió en evaluar los cambios en la estructura y composición florística del matorral desértico micrófilo a partir de la aplicación de una técnica de restauración ecológica y la ocurrencia de incendios naturales en diferentes periodos en el Desierto Chihuahuense. Mediante cinco tratamientos (testigo (MDMt), rodillo air...
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p> Background: the predictability of nectarivorous bats and their greater fecundity efficiency promote specialized pollination systems in columnar cactus in central Mexico. Some authors have suggested the same pollination pattern for Agave genus, and even when recent meta-analysis does not find such pattern, they have suggested this could be due to...
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The genus Manfreda (Asparagaceae) contains 35 species. A species complex includes plants similar to M. gutttata, which are characterized by the protrusion of the ovary into the perigone tube. This feature was found in specimens recently collected in western Mexico. After a morphological analysis, we found that some of the plants differ from the oth...
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The widely used name Agave franzosinii (Sprenger) Sewell (in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 6: 639. 30 Nov 1889; ≡ A. americana var. franzosinii Sprenger in Deutsche Gärtn.-Zeitung 9: 130. 20 Apr 1885) is proposed for conservation against the earlier, but nearly unused Agave beaulueriana Jacobi (in Abh. Schles. Ges. Vaterl. Cult., Abth. Naturwiss. (Naturwis...