Pandanus foveolatus is an evergreen tree that can grow around 15 - 20 metres tall. The trunk is around 20cm in diameter, with prop roots around 5 - 6 metres long. The long, sword-shaped leaves are around 150cm long and 5 - 7cm wide, arranged in clusters near the ends of the branches[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Australasia - New Guinea
Near streams in densely forested valleys; at elevations around 600 - 700 metres[
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Species in this genus generally grow well in most moist, well-dained soils and a sunny position[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruits and seed are required.
Although we have seen no specific records for this species, the leaves of most members of this genus are used locally for weaving a range of items such as mats, bags and baskets. The leaves, which are usually tough and fibrous, are long, narrow and sword-shaped and can easily be split into strips for weaving[
]. The prop roots are split and lashed tightly together to make house walls[
]. The trunk is split open and cored, then the trunk rind is flattened to make house floors and inner walls[
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