Furcraea


Furcraea

Taxobox
name = "Furcraea"



image_width = 240px
image_caption = "Furcraea foetida" in Hawaii
regnum = Plantae
divisio = Magnoliophyta
classis = Liliopsida
ordo = Asparagales
familia = Agavaceae
genus = "Furcraea"
genus_authority = Vent.
subdivision_ranks = Species
subdivision = See text

"Furcraea" is a genus of succulent plants belonging to the family Agavaceae, native to tropical regions of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and northern South America. Plants of this genus are the origin of fique or "cabuyo", a natural fiber.

Species include:
*"Furcraea andina"
*"Furcraea bedinghausii"
*"Furcraea cabuya"
*"Furcraea elegans "
*"Furcraea foetida" (Mauritius Hemp)
*"Furcraea hexapetala" (Cuban Hemp)
*"Furcraea macrophylla"
*"Furcraea parmentieri"
*"Furcraea pubescens"
*"Furcraea quicheensis"
*"Furcraea selloa" (Wild Sisal)
*"Furcraea tuberosa" (Female Karata)

ee Also

*Fique

References

* [http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/splist.pl?4786 Germplasm Resources Information Network: "Furcraea"]
* [http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=FURCR United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile: "Furcraea"]


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