- Furcraea foetida
Furcraea foetida Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae clade: Angiosperms clade: Monocots Order: Asparagales Family: Asparagaceae Subfamily: Agavoideae Genus: Furcraea Species: F. foetida Binomial name Furcraea foetida
Furcraea foetida is an evergreen perennial subshrub, stemless or with a short stem up to 1 m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped, 1-1.8 m long and 10-15 cm broad at their widest point, narrowing to 6-7 cm broad at the leaf base, and to a sharp spine tip at the apex; the margins are entire or with a few hooked spines. The flowers are greenish to creamy white, 4 cm long, and strongly scented; they are produced on a large inflorescence up to 7.5 m tall.
- Germplasm Resources Information Network: Furcraea foetida
- Huxley, A. (1992). New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. Macmillan.
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