Industrially Used Plants

  • Heinz Brücher

Abstract

Two neotropical genera are of fundamental importance for American fibre production: Agave and Fourcraea, which include 200–300 xerophytic species. Both genera are morphologically similar, with the exception of their flower anatomy, and so can be grouped together here (Dempsey 1975).

Keywords

Archeological Site Fishing Fusarium Malaysia Egypt 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Brücher
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de HorticulturaCRICYTMendozaArgentina

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