Taxon: Phormium tenax J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

 
Genus: Phormium
Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
  Subfamily: Hemerocallidoideae
Nomen number: 28069
Place of publication: Char. gen. pl. 48, t. 24. 1776
Comment: for date of publication see New Zealand J. Bot. 51:252-263. 2013
Name Verified on: 07-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Feb-2014
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 52 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Econ Pl Aust; F Mesoamer)
  • Materials: fiber (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - New South Wales
    • New Zealand: New Zealand - Chatham Islands, - North Island, - South Island, - Stewart Island

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Allan, H. H. B. et al. Flora of New Zealand. 1961- (F NZeal)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • George, A. S., ed. 1994. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust) 49:525.
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

Check other web resources for Phormium tenax J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Phormium tenax cultivars
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image