African Plant Database

Pandanus gossweileri H. St. John ex Huynh
Protologue : Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 9(1-2): 31 (1988)
Information on the genus : Pandanus
Statuts nomenclatural : status doubtful
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pandanus bilobatus H. St. John ex Huynh (1988)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree to 8-10 m, branched. Leaves to 2 m long, 4.8(-9.5) cm wide in the middle; marginal prickles up to 4.7 mm long and 19-28 mm apart. Syncarp solitary, ovoid, dimensions unknown, number of drupes presumed in low hundreds; drupes 5-5.3 × 0.7-1 × 0.4-0.6 cm; pileus conical, 5-6-angular, 6-12 mm high; stigmas 1-2, reniform, horizontal; endocarp c. 10-18 mm long; mesocarp fibrous. Staminate inflorescence 14 cm long with 8 spikes; lower spikes 8.5-11 × 1.6-2.1 cm, upper 3.2-3.8 × 0.8-1.1 cm; stamens in groups of 4-13 on a stemonophore to 5.4 mm long, subumbellate; filaments 2.4 mm; anthers oblong, 1.2-1.6 × 0.4 mm, apex often curved.
Ecology : Along riverine forests; 0-400 m.
  Very near to P. candelabrum and P. welwitschii. A doubtful taxon based on very fragmented material.
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Record n°12014 modified 2017-06-02
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