Description: Stem to 3 feet; leaves spreading, narrowly lanceolate or sword-shaped, to 6 feet long, 3 inches wide, stiff, bright green, terminal spine to 1 inch long, black-brown, margins unarmed or with a few teeth; inflorescence paniculate, to more than 20 feet; flowers green to 2 5/8 inches long.
Probably a sterile cultivar derived from A. angustifolia. 2
Uses: Cultivated for Hemp fiber, one of the most widely used natural fibers in the world. It is widely cultivated near Chiapas, Mexico where the species is thought to have originated.