Chionanthus ghaeri Gaertn.
Hypolytrum costatum Thwaites
Ptychocaryum ghaeri (Gaertn.) H.Pfeiff.
Scirpodendron costatum (Thwaites) Kurz
Scirpodendron pandaniforme Zipp. ex Kurz
Scirpodendron sulcatum Miq.
Scleria macrocarpa Wall.
Scirpodendron ghaeri is a perennial plant growing from a woody rhizome[
]. It produces a central culm up to 35cm tall with leaves that can be up to 3 metres long growing from and just below the base[
The plant is often used as a local source of material for thatching and weaving. It is sometimes cultivated in Sumatra[
The plant grows in clumps and has cutting, pandan-like leaves. Larger creatures avoid trying to pass through these clumps, which often form almost impenetrable, pure stands[
E. Asia - India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines to Australia and the Pacific.
Freshwater tidal areas on clayish soil, tidal swamp forests, transition forests behind the mangrove, along river mouths, especially in places where during high tide or heavy rainfall the water is waist deep[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A plant of mainly coastal areas being found at elevations up to 150 metres, exceptionally to 300 metres[
The mature fruits have a corky exterior which enables them to float and thus travel to new sites at which to germinate[
]. The fruits have a succulent flesh which becomes corky when it dries[
]. They are up to 15mm long by 10mm wide[
The leaves are up to 3 metres long[
]. They are used for weaving into mats, hats etc[
The leaves are used for thatching[
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