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Pandanus galorei

B.C.Stone

Pandanaceae

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General Information

Pandanus galorei is an evergreen tree gowing around 13 metres tall with a bole around 9 metres high. The sword-shaped leaves are around 200cm long and 10cm wide, arranged in clusters at the ends of the branches[
1825
Title
Studies in the Malesian Pandanaceae X111. New and noteworthy Pandanaceae from Papuasia
Publication
Contributions from Herbarium Australiense. Volume 1974 Number 4 pp. 7-40 ,1974
Author
Stone B.C.
Publisher
 
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
 
]
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

1825
Title
Studies in the Malesian Pandanaceae X111. New and noteworthy Pandanaceae from Papuasia
Publication
Contributions from Herbarium Australiense. Volume 1974 Number 4 pp. 7-40 ,1974
Author
Stone B.C.
Publisher
 
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Australasia - eastern New Guinea

Habitat

Lower montane forest; at elevations around 1,200 metres[
1825
Title
Studies in the Malesian Pandanaceae X111. New and noteworthy Pandanaceae from Papuasia
Publication
Contributions from Herbarium Australiense. Volume 1974 Number 4 pp. 7-40 ,1974
Author
Stone B.C.
Publisher
 
Year
1974
ISBN
 
Description
 
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height13.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Species in this genus generally grow well in most moist, well-dained soils and a sunny position[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
]
A dioecious species, both male and female forms are required if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

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[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

The prop roots are dried and splintered to make torches[
1819
Title
Ethnobotany of Wopkaimin Pandanus: Significant Papua New Guinea Plant Resource
Publication
Economic Botany, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1984), pp. 287-303
Author
Hyndman D.C.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4254642
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Wood[
1819
Title
Ethnobotany of Wopkaimin Pandanus: Significant Papua New Guinea Plant Resource
Publication
Economic Botany, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1984), pp. 287-303
Author
Hyndman D.C.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4254642
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The prop roots are split and lashed tightly together to make house walls[
1819
Title
Ethnobotany of Wopkaimin Pandanus: Significant Papua New Guinea Plant Resource
Publication
Economic Botany, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1984), pp. 287-303
Author
Hyndman D.C.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4254642
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The trunk is split open and cored, then the trunk rind is flattened to make house floors and inner walls[
1819
Title
Ethnobotany of Wopkaimin Pandanus: Significant Papua New Guinea Plant Resource
Publication
Economic Botany, Vol. 38, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1984), pp. 287-303
Author
Hyndman D.C.
Website
http://www.jstor.org/stable/4254642
Publisher
 
Year
1984
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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