Pandanus scabribracteatus Martelli
Pandanus kaernbachii is a spiny evergreen tree growing around 10 metres tall. The stem is branched, with the sword-shaped leaves arranged in rosettes at the tips of branches. The trunk has prop roots around 2 - 5 metres high[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials
Southeast Asia - Indonesia from Maluku eastwards to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.
Coastal and freshwater swamp[
]. Abundant in the substage of flood-plain rain-forests[
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Species in this genus generally grow well in most moist, well-dained soils and a sunny position[
]. Most coastal species are very tolerant of wind and also tolerant of salinity.
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seeds are required.
The leaves are used for weaving into mats[
]. The leaves are sword-shaped, around 250 - 250cm long and 9 - 11cm wide[
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