Phormium tenax J.R. & G. Forst.

Common name

English: New zealand flax, New zealand hemp

German: Neuseeländer Flachs

Portuguese: Fórmio, Linho-da-nova-zelândia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Liliales (113)

        Family: Agavaceae (5) (family description)

          Genus: Phormium (1)

           Epithet: tenax J.R. & G. Forst. (1)

Synonym: Chlamydia tenacissima Gaertn.

tenacissima => most tenacious (clinging or adhering closely)

tenax => tough

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: orange, yellow

External links

Check for Phormium tenax at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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