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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/26/2012)
Genus FURCRAEA Vent.
PlaceOfPublication Bull. Soc. Philom. 1:65. 1793.
Synonym Funium Willem. in Usteri Ann. der Bot. 18:26. 1796. Fourcroea Haw. Syn. P1. Succ. 73. 1812. Furcroya Raf. Princ. Somiol. 31. 1814. Furcroea Benth. & Hook. Gen. P1. 3:739. 1883.
Description Plants massive, acaulescent or with short stout trunks; leaves closely crowded, ensiform, very heavily coriaceous, usually armed with recurved thorns upon the margin; inflorescence a panicle, usually massive and many-flowered, the flowers frequently replaced by bulbils; perianth rotate, 6-parted, the tube short and cylindrical, the lobes subequal, spreading, white or greenish; stamens 6, the fila- ments attached to the throat of the perianth tube; anthers versatile; pistil 3- celled, oblong, containing numerous ovules; style short and thick; stigma capitate; fruit an oblong, loculicidal capsule containing many flat seeds.
 
 
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