Long fibers obtained from the stems of the mallow plant, Urena lobata, native to Brazil. Aramina fibers are used for cords, twine and burlap fabrics. This invasive plant was classified as a noxious weed in the U.S. in 1999.
Synonyms and Related Terms
aramina fibre; carrapicho; cadillo; Urena lobata (mallow plant or caeserweed)
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 427
- Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- USDA PLANT database at plants.usda.gov - gives plant as noxious weed