African Plant Database


Pandanus kajui Beentje
Family : PANDANACEAE
Protologue : Fl. Trop. E. Africa 6 (1993)
Information on the genus : Pandanus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Pandanus embuensis H. St. John
=*Pandanus murira Beentje
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 9-15 m high, sparsely branched, stem c. 20 cm in diam.; stilt roots 1-2 m high, to 9 cm across, with sharp conic spines in longitudinal rows. Leaves 0.4-2.3 m long, 3-13 cm wide; marginal teeth 3-5 mm long, 2-13 mm apart. Syncarps (1-)5 together, peduncle not quite pendent, trigonous, 35 cm long. Syncarp broadly ovoid, slightly trigonous, 7-11 × 6-10 cm, with 300-700 drupes; drupes 1(-3)-locular, the lower one 20-25 mm long; pileus pyramidal, 4-7 mm high, 7-16 mm across; stigma reniform-rounded; endocarp c. 10 mm long in young fruit, mesocarp fibrous. Staminate inflorescences with 5-6 spikes, each 4.5-6 × 2-3 cm ; bracts similar to leaves, lowermost 32 × 6 cm, uppermost 4 × 2 cm; stamens in subumbellate groups of 5-6 on a stemonophore, filaments 2.5-4 mm long, anthers 2.2-3 × 1 mm.
Ecology : Riverine fringe; 750-1200 m.
 
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
 
Map
carte afrique num 12021
 
Record n°12021
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