genus Agave


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Noun1.genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
Agavaceae, agave family, family Agavaceae, sisal family - chiefly tropical and xerophytic plants: includes Dracenaceae (Dracaenaceae); comprises plants that in some classifications are divided between the Amaryllidaceae and the Liliaceae
Agave americana, American agave - widely cultivated American monocarpic plant with greenish-white flowers on a tall stalk; blooms only after ten to twenty years and then dies
Agave sisalana, sisal - Mexican or West Indian plant with large fleshy leaves yielding a stiff fiber used in e.g. rope
Agave cantala, cantala, maguey - Philippine plant yielding a hard fibre used in making coarse twine
Agave atrovirens, maguey - Mexican plant used especially for making pulque which is the source of the colorless Mexican liquor, mescal
Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
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Another plants alternative to obtain inulin rich extracts is species from the genus Agave, which are originated from Mexico and whose saps have high inulin content (Garcia-Aguirre, Saenz-Alvaro, Rodriguez-Solo, & Vicente-Magueyal, 2009).
Distribution of the genus Agave (Agavaceae) and its endemic species in Mexico.