Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.

Common name

English: Mauritius hemp

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Liliales (113)

        Family: Agavaceae (5) (family description)

          Genus: Furcraea (2)

           Epithet: foetida (L.) Haw. (4)

Synonym: Furcraea gigantea Vent.

foetida => evil smelling

gigantea => gigantic, unusually higher than the type

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: beige

External links

Check for Furcraea foetida at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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