Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.

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Furcraea foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Furcraea foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ewanrigg Botanic Garden

Furcraea foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road near Laucenceville road turn off, lower Vumba.

Furcraea foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road near Laucenceville road turn off, lower Vumba.

Furcraea foetida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road near Laucenceville road turn off, lower Vumba.

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Synonyms: Furcraea gigantea Vent.
Common names: Giant Cabuya (English) Green-aloe (English) Mauritius-hemp (English)
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Notes: This species has definitely become naturalised and sometimes forms fairly extensive colonies in secondary vegetation. Occasionally it can be invasive in woodland.
Biegel also mentions a cv. 'Striata' as a cultivated plant.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to the Caribbean and northern South America.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2012
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Flora of Zambia: Furcraea foetida
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Furcraea foetida

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African Plant Database: Furcraea foetida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Furcraea foetida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Furcraea foetida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Furcraea foetida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Furcraea foetida
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Furcraea foetida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Furcraea foetida
Ispot Southern Africa : Furcraea foetida
JSTOR Plant Science: Furcraea foetida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Furcraea foetida
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Furcraea foetida
Tropicos: Furcraea foetida
West African Plants database: Furcraea foetida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Furcraea foetida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=163420, retrieved 28 May 2016

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