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Taxon: Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.

Genus: Furcraea
Family: Asparagaceae subfamily: Agavoideae. Also placed in: Agavaceae
Nomen number: 70919
Place of publication: Syn. pl. succ. 73. 1812
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • giant cabuya   (Source: Websters Dict [as F. gigantea]) – English
  • green-aloe   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • Mauritius-hemp   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • aloès vert   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • chanvre de Maurice   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Mauritiushanf   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • cáñamo de Mauritania   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pita floja   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • pita gigante   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • mauritiushampa   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Guadeloupe; Martinique
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana. [mentions].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [= F. gigantea].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?70919 (24 October 2014)

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