phormium definition

  • noun:
    • Any liliaceous plant into the Phormium genus, this new Zealand flax.
    • A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See flax-plant.
    • A genus of liliaceous plants of the tribe HemerocalleƦ, characterized by the turbinate form of the perianth above its short tube, with three lanceolate erect sepals and three thinner petals slightly spreading at the apex.

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