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Useful Tropical Plants

Pandanus papuanus

Solms

Pandanaceae

+ Synonyms

Pandanus biakensis H.St.John

Pandanus parkinsonii Martelli

Pandanus pistillaris Martelli

Pandanus pseudopapuanus Martelli

Common Name:

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General Information

Pandanus papuanus is a spiny, evergreen tree growing around 15 - 20 metres tall with a branched stem and prop roots up to 3 - 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
 
]. Long, sword-shaped leaves grow in rosettes at the end of branches[
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

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 (Maluku) east to New Guinea, the Bismarck Archipelago and Caroline Islands

Habitat

Swamps and tropical lowland rainforests[
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
 
]

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height15.00 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.
]
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruits and seed are required.

Edible Uses

The infructescence is a heavy, hard, compound fruit (often called a cephalium or syncarp) around 37cm long and 21cm in diameter. It is comprised of many phalanges - these are compacted groups of 10 - 11 individual fruits (drupes), arranged in clusters of 10 - 11[
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
 
]. We have not seen any reports regarding edibility[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The fibres extracted from the prop-roots are used as a source material for making strings, handicrafts (bags), and 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
 
].

Propagation

Seed -
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