Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.

 
  • Family : AGAVACEAE
    (AGAVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Asparagaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Furcraea foetida (L.) Haw.
  • Common name : Giant Cabuya, Mauritius Hemp, Green aloe
  • Vernacular name : Yanaikathaalai, Seemai Katthaalai (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Planted in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills above 1000m, on bare slopes, sometimes gregarious in open places.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in other parts of Tropics from Central America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state – Monocotyledons.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Furcraea foetida. Downloaded on 13 December 2019.

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