Agave sisalana Perrine (Agavaceae).
Sisal was given its scientific name by American botanist Henry Perrine in 1838. The species name comes from the Mexican port of Sisal, from where the plant was first exported.
Native to Mexico, not known from the wild.
Life form: long-lived monocarpic
perennial; this species is a sexually
Part used: leaves used for fibre.