Phormium

==Taxonomy== Phormium is an herbaceous perennial monocot. Monocot classification has undergone significant revision in the past decade, and recent classification systems (including the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group) have found Phormium to be closely related to daylilies (Hemerocallis), placing it in family Xanthorrhoeaceae, subfamily Hemerocallidoide...
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Phormium

(New Zealand Flax) This is a group of tender perennials mainly grown for their handsome, colorful leaves. These plants, commonly known as New Zealand Flax, are natives of New Zealand. The word Phormium is derived from phormos, a basket, and refers to the use of the leaf fiber for basket making; this fiber is also used in the commercial manuf...
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Phormium

Phor'miĀ·um noun [ New Latin from Greek ... a plaited mat, a kind of plant.] (Botany) A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species ( Phormium tenax ). See Flax-plant .
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Phormium

• (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant.
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phormium

a plant of the family agave (Agavaceae), and its fibre, belonging to the leaf fibre group. The plant is native to New Zealand, where the fibre, ... [1 related articles]
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Phormium

Phormium is a genus of hardy herbaceous plants native to New Zealand, and belonging to the family Liliaceae.
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