Furcraea Foetida (F. Gigantea)
Furcraea foetida (Giant Cabuya, Green-aloe or Mauritius-hemp) is a species in the family Agavaceae native to the Caribbean and northern South America.
It is an evergreen perennial sub shrub, stem less or with a short stem up to 1 m tall. The leaves are sword-shaped, 1-1.8 m long and 10-15 cm broad at their widest point, narrowing to 6-7 cm broad at the leaf base, and to a sharp spine tip at the apex; the margins are entire or with a few hooked spines. The flowers are greenish to creamy white, 4 cm long, and strongly scented; they are produced on a large inflorescence up to 7.5 m tall.
It is cultivated in subtropical and tropical regions for its leaves, which are used to produce a fibre similar to sisal.