Common Name: Ankomorika
Pandanus leptopodus is a small, evergreen tree growing up to 7 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of materials.
Pandanus leptopodus has a relatively large range along the eastern side of Madagascar. There are no specific threats identified but its habitat is threatened by selective logging, wood harvesting, slash-and-burn, mining and wildfire.The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2020)[
Africa - eastern Madagascar
Humid forest on sandy or lateritic soils; at elevations up to 1,500 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 fruit and seed are required.
The leaf is used for removing parasitic worms in humans[
The plant has artisanal uses[
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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[
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