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[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
Australasia - eastern New Guinea
Lower montane forest; at elevations around 1,200 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 are required if fruit 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 dried and splintered to make torches[
]. 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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