phormium


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phormium

(ˈfɔːmɪəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the New Zealand bulbous genus Phormium, with leathery evergreen leaves and red or yellow flowers in panicles
[New Latin, from Greek phormos a basket (from a use for the fibres)]
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Generation of a tri-composite concrete material with phormium tenax fibers and polyester resin, as a sustainable alternative for the manufacture of aquatic floating systems applied to holiday accommodation within Lake Tota, Boyaca
| LAVENDER, sedum, phormium and other plants which enjoy a dry spell, can be watered sparingly.
If you fancy something a bit more architectural, try Phormium the New Zealand flax with its broad, swordlike leaves.
From a purely botanical viewpoint, the most important part of the letter deals with the 'new Phormium' specimens which were enclosed.
MRS I F Bishop AHI MRS BISHOP, Well, for starters, that's a phormium you have, not a cordyline!
Mrs I F Bishop Gloucester Hi Mrs Bishop, Well, for starters, that's a phormium you have, not a cordyline!
I planted one where a phormium had died four years ago and it is now a lovely little tree that looks quite at home.
The ECJ has, however, reduced from 12.24 million to 9.18 million the fine levied against Low & Bonar and its Belgian subsidiary (Bonar Phormium Packaging-BPP) due to insufficient proof of its participation for the length of the offense alleged by the Commission.
In particular the Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax, pictured) stood out for me as I learned it originated from riverbanks and mountainsides.
In Case 3, untreated Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax, harakeke)-reinforced epoxy composites were tested.
oNew Zealand Flax (Phormium): These colourful plants with sword-shaped leaves in a variety of colours from yellows and creams to reds and pinks go well against the palms.