Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Asparagales

Phormiaceae - New Zealand flax family

Description of the family

Worldwide: 7 genera and 30 species in warm areas in the southern hemisphere, especially Austraila

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 2 cultivated taxa.

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Phormium J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.

Other sources of information about Phormiaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phormiaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phormiaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phormiaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phormiaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Phormiaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phormiaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Phormiaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phormiaceae
Wikipedia: Phormiaceae
Plants of the World Online: Phormiaceae
Tropicos: Phormiaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Phormiaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=244, retrieved 20 May 2024

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