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Phormium tenax ‘Rubra’

Rubra New Zealand

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassLiliidaeIncludes lilies, orchids, and many others
OrderAsparagalesA diverse group that includes asparagus
FamilyXanthorrhoeaceaeAloes, many tropical plants, flax lilies, daylilies, many others
SpeciestenaxGripping, 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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Phormium tenax (rubra New Zealand)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, Cali­fornia