ASPARAGACEAE

This family, of recent taxonomic reformulation, includes the genera Agave, Nolina, Yucca and Dasylirion, and is well represented in the collection (about 90 species).

El género Agave, que comprende las plantas conocidas como magueyes, tienen usos comerciales populares a partir de sus jugos (aguamiel, pulque y destilados), y de sus fibras (ixtle, mecates). Gran parte de esta colección se halla exhibida en el Jardín de Agaves, a un lado del Conservatorio.

The genders Nolina, Yucca Y dasylirion they have several mature specimens in the Garden, mostly from rescues. A kind of the latter Dasylirion acrotriche, It has great ritual relevance among the indigenous communities of the region, and is known as cucharilla or chimal.