Phormium tenax ‘Rubra’
Rubra New Zealand
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Liliidae||Includes lilies, orchids, and many others|
|Order||Asparagales||A diverse group that includes asparagus|
|Family||Xanthorrhoeaceae||Aloes, many tropical plants, flax lilies, daylilies, many others|
|Species||tenax||Gripping, tenacious or sticky in one sense, and firm, persistant or stubborn in another, from teneo or tenere, “to hold”|
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Phormium tenax ‘Rubra’ description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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