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)
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:
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Worldwide distribution: Native to the Caribbean and northern South America.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Friday 30 March 2012
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Flora of Zambia: Furcraea foetida
Flora of Zimbabwe: Furcraea foetida

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Furcraea foetida
African Plant Database: Furcraea foetida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Furcraea foetida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Furcraea foetida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Furcraea foetida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Furcraea foetida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Furcraea foetida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Furcraea foetida
iNaturalist: Furcraea foetida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Furcraea foetida
JSTOR Plant Science: Furcraea foetida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Furcraea foetida
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Furcraea foetida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Furcraea foetida
Plants of the World Online: Furcraea foetida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Furcraea foetida
Tropicos: Furcraea foetida
Wikipedia: Furcraea foetida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Furcraea foetida.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=163420, retrieved 18 September 2019

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