Plant ID forum: Mauritius Hemp (Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta')

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Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Jan 22, 2012 10:28 AM CST
There are two plants that can go by this name; one is in the database. Does anyone have a better name for this beauty?


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JRsbugs
Jan 22, 2012 12:16 PM CST
Furcraea foetida var. mediopicta seems to be the correct name.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/hortdatabase.as...

Only Furcraea foetida is listed in the Plant List which I'm sure you have checked..

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-307055

So what do we do about the three in the database? Hilarious!

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Furcraea+foetida

The RHS only has two listed, the other Furcraea foetida

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder/plantfinder2.asp?crit=...

ITIS only lists Furcraea foetida ..

http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt

It appears Furcraea foetida 'Mediopicta' has been adapted from the var. for selling purposes.

I found a site using the correct name!

http://www.colourwise.com/PlantInfo/Furcraea%20foetida%20'Ma...

Another without the 'var.' but at least they used lower case for mediopicta ..

http://plantlust.com/plants/furcraea-foetida-mediopicta/

This site refers to it as a cultivar, not so?

http://www.prota4u.org/protav8.asp?h=M4&t=Furcraea,foetida&p...

This site call it both a cultivar and a variety .. Confused

http://www.succulent-plant.com/families/agavaceae/agavaceae0...

Furcraea foetida 'Variegata' is probably the same as var. mediopicta?

http://www.onlineplantguide.com/PlantDetails.aspx?Plant_id=3...

The American Public Gardens Association are the holders of Furcraea (Taxonomic group)

http://www.ishs.org/sci/icralist/3.htm

I can't find anything on their site, maybe you could contact them?

http://www.publicgardens.org/content/site-map







Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
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Dutchlady1
Jan 22, 2012 12:23 PM CST
I have submitted my picture as F. foetida var. mediopicta and suggested a correction to the common name.
Thanks for your help.

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