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Article: Introduction to the Furcraeas, the giant Agave Look-alikes: Careful with that plant Eugene

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jjacques

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LE TAMPON
Reunion (French)

March 22, 2009
9:15 AM

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Nice insight into the genus. On Reunion island Furcrae foetida has become a very invasive species which has taken over in most dry parts, indeed it produces such masses of plantlets that it soon covers large areas. Locals have put the dry large inflorescence mast (known as 'māt de choca) to use for wasps nests hunting, the dry thing will slowly burn and release lots of smoke, so even evil plants have a positive side...

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