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It looks like Henequin, but aloe is native to Egypt. What do you think?
son las plantas mas representativas para los campesinos de mi región ya que con ellos se elaboran cuerdas y sacos para los productos de los campesinos en Colombia tiene un nombre vulgar como fique, cabuya
This is an agave. Agaves are from the New World, but have been cultivated all over the world since 1492 when MANY plants were brought from the Americas to Europe and beyond. Opuntia cactus are similar; plants of the American deserts that you now see almost everywhere in the world. Similarly, I live in Southern California, and MOST of the trees here are from Asia and Africa. The plant trade has mashed everything up.
Spotted on Oct 14, 2012 Submitted on Oct 14, 2012