Pandanus ferox Huynh
Pandanus pichi-sermollii B.C.Stone
Pandanus guillaumetii is an evergreen tree growing up to 10 metres tall. The leaves are produced in clusters at the branch-apices[
An important non-timber forest product, the leaves are used locally to weave mats etc both for local use and for trade[
Pandanus guillaumetii is native to eastern Madagascar where it is known to occur in some protected areas. Suitable habitat for this species, both outside and inside of protected areas, is likely to continue to experience some form of degradation and loss resulting from conversion to agriculture, firewood collection, illegal logging, clear-cutting, mining and grazing. The plant is classified as 'Vulnerable' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Africa - eastern Madagascar
Humid forest on unconsolidated sands, growing along the littoral zone; at elevations from 10 - 720 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.
The leaves are used for weaving, especially to make mats[
Although we have seen no other 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[
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