African Plant Database

Furcraea selloana K. Koch
Family : Agavaceae
Protologue : Wochenschr. Vereines Beford. Gartenbaues Konigl. Preuss. Staaten 3: 22 (1860)
Information on the genus : Furcraea
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : With stems 0,9-1,5 m tall; leaves shining dark green, narrowly lanceolate
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Ecology : Variegated horticultural forms exist.
  Described from cultivated material (Guatemala).
  Reported from W. Trop. Africa.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Smith, G.F. & E. Figueiredo (2016). A further species of Furcraea Vent., Furcraea selloana K.Koch (Asparagaceae subfam. Agavoideae / Agavaceae), naturalised in South Africa. Bradleya 34: 15 
  • Figueiredo, E. & G.F. Smith (2016). Furcraea selloana K.Koch is the Correct Orthography of the Species Name that Commemorates Hermann Sello in Furcraea Vent. (Asparagaceae subfam. Agavoideae / Agavaceae) Haseltonia 34: 31 

Bibliography other :
  • Verloove F., J. Thiede & al. (2019). A synopsis of feral Agave and Furcraea (Agavaceae, Asparagaceae s. lat.) in the Canary Islands (Spain) Pl. Ecol. Evol. 152(3): 493 
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