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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Depending of the process of the fiber and the species used, many varieties of fique fibers can be obtained.

Global Species : Furcraea andina (Fique)

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Retrieved from ” https: This image was originally posted to Flickr by Dick Culbert at https: Andian using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The fique can be obtained from several species of Furcraeasuch as F.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Furcraea. Common names include fique, cabuya, pita, penca, penco, maguey, cabui, chuchao and coquiza. This page was last edited on 3 Januaryat Retrieved from ” https: 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. The plant is very adaptable to different ecological conditions.


From there its range was extended to Venezuela and the east coast of Brazil. By using this site, you agree to the Terms durcraea Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Dick Culbert from Gibsons, B.

gurcraea Fique Scientific classification Kingdom: In context at www. The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Views Read Edit View history. One of the species known as Cabuya and a source of the figue fiber.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fique crops bring nitrogen to the soil, improving its fertility. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Commons category link is on Wikidata using P The fique plant is often confused with the agave plant.

Description Furcraea andina 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.


Furcraea andina

Between and the fique industry suffered a crisis brought about by the development of polypropylenewhich costs less and is produced faster. Today, fique is considered the Colombian national fibre and is used in the fabrication of ethnic products, Colombian handicrafts and recently since July has been used for the heat protectors handmade in Barichara placed around the Colombian coffee cups sold in the Juan Valdez coffee shops worldwide.

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.

In the 17th century, Dutch colonists carried the plant from their Brazilian colonies in Pernambuco to the island of Mauritius.

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