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Useful Tropical Plants

Pandanus kaernbachii

Warb.

Pandanaceae

+ Synonyms

Pandanus scabribracteatus Martelli

Common Name:

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General Information

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[
1814
Title
Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West new Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the red
Publication
Blumea 54, 2009: 255-266
Author
Keim A.P.
Website
http://10.3767/000651909X476247
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

574
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Rehder A. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the Papuasian Freycinetia. It can be downloded from the Internet.
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1814
Title
Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West new Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the red
Publication
Blumea 54, 2009: 255-266
Author
Keim A.P.
Website
http://10.3767/000651909X476247
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

Southeast Asia - Indonesia from Maluku eastwards to New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.

Habitat

Coastal and freshwater swamp[
1814
Title
Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West new Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the red
Publication
Blumea 54, 2009: 255-266
Author
Keim A.P.
Website
http://10.3767/000651909X476247
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. Abundant in the substage of flood-plain rain-forests[
574
Title
Journal of the Arnold Arboretum Vol. 20
Publication
 
Author
Rehder A. (Editor)
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Harvard University
Year
1939
ISBN
 
Description
Includes a treatment of the Papuasian Freycinetia. It can be downloded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height10.00 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.
]. 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.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The leaves are used for weaving into mats[
1814
Title
Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West new Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the red
Publication
Blumea 54, 2009: 255-266
Author
Keim A.P.
Website
http://10.3767/000651909X476247
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. The leaves are sword-shaped, around 250 - 250cm long and 9 - 11cm wide[
1814
Title
Pandanaceae of the island of Yapen, Papua (West new Guinea), Indonesia, with their nomenclature and notes on the red
Publication
Blumea 54, 2009: 255-266
Author
Keim A.P.
Website
http://10.3767/000651909X476247
Publisher
 
Year
2009
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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