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Common name

English: Mauritius hemp

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Liliales (114)

        Family: Agavaceae (5)(family description)

          Genus: Furcraea (2)

            Epithet: foetida (L.) Haw. (5)

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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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