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Descriptor English:   Agave 
Descriptor Spanish:   Agave 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Agave 
Synonyms English:   Agave americana
Agaves
Aloe americana
American Agave
American Aloe
American Century Plant
Century Plant
Century Plants
Maguey
Magueys
Plant, Century
Plants, Century  
Tree Number:   B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.618.100.060.032
HP4.018.127.179
Definition English:   A genus known for fibers obtained from their leaves: sisal from A. sisalana, henequen from A. fourcroyoides and A. cantala, or Manila-Maguey fiber from A. cantala. Some species provide a sap that is fermented to an intoxicating drink, called pulque in Mexico. Some contain agavesides. 
Indexing Annotation English:   X ref CENTURY PLANT: CENTAURIUM is also available
History Note English:   2002 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AE adverse effects AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PH physiology PO poisoning
RE radiation effects TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   35651 
Unique Identifier:   D027882 

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