Furcraea foetida

(Linnaeus) Haworth

Syn. Pl. Succ., 73. 1812.

IntroducedIllustrated
Basionym: Agave foetida Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 1: 323. 1753
Synonyms: Furcraea gigantea Ventenat
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 26. Treatment on page 462. Mentioned on page 461.

Leaves lanceolate, to 2.4 m × 20 cm, thick, firm, smooth or striate; margins hard and smooth, usually entire at least in distal half. Flowers 4–5 cm; tepals greenish white, 2.3–3 cm; ovary 1.2–1.5 cm. 2n = 60.


Phenology: Flowering fall–mid winter.
Habitat: Old homesteads in disturbed areas
Elevation: 0 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Fla., Central America, West Indies, widely elsewhere

Discussion

Specimens from Florida referred to in the literature as Furcraea cabuya Trelease with entire leaf margins (var. integra Trelease) probably belong here.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"broadened" is not a number."thick" is not a number.

... more about "Furcraea foetida"
longitudinal +
glandular-pubescent +  and glandular +
Susan Verhoek +
(Linnaeus) Haworth +
Agave foetida +
elliptic +, ovate +, oblanceolate +, lanceolate +  and linear +
? (?) +, ? (?) +  and ? (?) +
thick +  and thin +
reflexed +, erect +  and ascending +
scale-like +
Fla. +, Central America +, West Indies +  and widely elsewhere +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
unisexual +  and bisexual +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
indehiscent +
globose +  and cylindrical +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
fleshy +  and dry +
Old homesteads in disturbed areas +
bracteate +  and umbellate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (?) +  and 1,300 cm13,000 mm <br />13 m <br /> (?) +
pseudopetiolate +, sessile +  and simple +
long-lived +  and annual +
0m;2.4m +
striate +  and smooth +
lanceolate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (330 cm3,300 mm <br />3.3 m <br />) +
denticulate +
cylindrical +, ovoid +  and 3-angled +
1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (?) +
not +  and articulate +
semisucculent +
Flowering fall–mid winter. +
Syn. Pl. Succ., +
globose +, obovoid +, ovoid +, hemispheric +, 3-angled +  and flattened +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
exserted +  and included +
aboveground +
3 +  and 1 +
proximal +  and middle +
dilated +
Furcraea gigantea +
Furcraea foetida +
Furcraea +
species +
greenish white +
distinct +
ovate +  and oblong +
2.3 cm23 mm <br />0.023 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
large +  and small +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (600 cm6,000 mm <br />6 m <br />) +
polygamodioecious +, dioecious +, monoecious +, polycarpic +  and monocarpic +
small;gigantic +
petal-like +