Commons category. Furcraea andina. 0 references. GRIN URL · https://npgsweb. ?id= 1 reference. stated in. Furcraea andina Trel. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Furcraea (family Asparagaceae). The record derives from. Species studied: Agave americana, Furcraea andina Agave americana y Furcraea andina son especies silvestres y cultivadas que coexisten.
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Common names include fique, cabuya, pita, penca, penco, maguey, cabui, chuchao and coquiza. This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. Between and the fique industry suffered a crisis brought about by fircraea development of polypropylenewhich costs less and is produced faster.
Depending of the process of the fiber and the species used, many varieties of fique fibers can be obtained. It was reviewed on 2 August by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by The fique plant furcrxea often confused furfraea the agave plant. The differences are that the agave leaves are stiff, with a strong spine at the tip, while the Fique plant leaves are droopy and lack a spine.
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In the 18th century, in DaguaValle del CaucaColombia, the priest Feliciano Villalobos started the first rope and wrapping materials manufacturing industry; his products were made of fique. In the Colombian government reported a yearly production of three million kilograms of fibres, the exportation to Venezuela of two million, the fabrication of five millions pairs of alpargatas and four million metres of rope.
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The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Fique Scientific classification Kingdom: Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B. Fique is a natural fibre that grows in the leaves of the fique plant, Furcraea andinaa xerophytic monocot native to Andean regions of ColombiaEcuadorand Peru.
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Views Read Edit View history. In context at www. The pre-Columbian inhabitants extracted and used the fique fibs for several centuries before the arrival of Spanish conquerors to make garments, ropes, hammocks and many other applications. The fibre was also introduced to St. The plant is very adaptable to different ecological conditions. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.
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In the 17th century, Dutch colonists carried the plant from their Brazilian colonies in Pernambuco to the island of Mauritius. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: One of the species known as Cabuya and a source of the figue fiber.
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Fique crops bring nitrogen to the soil, improving its fertility.