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Photo from Geoff Stein.

A flowering plant by Abisai J. Garcia Mendoza,

Author:  Eizi Matuda, 1955
Origin:  Oaxaca, Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  9 Meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Clones
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: Furcraea macdougali and
Furcraea macdougalii.

This member of the Agavaceae family was described by Eizi Matuda in 1955. It is found in Oaxaca, Mexico. It preferring a well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The plant can reach nine meters in height with a caudex 30 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are white, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and clones from the flower stalk.

The genera name after Antoine de Fourcroy, a French chemist. The species name after John Macdougal, botanist with the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

')Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Agavaceae is now part of the Asparagaceae.