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Pandanus kirkii Rendle
Protologue : Journ. Bot.xxxii: 326. (1894)
Information on the genus : Pandanus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pandanus heddei Warb.
=Pandanus usaramensis Martelli (1914)
=Pandanus warburgii Martelli (1913)
=Pandanus platycarpus Warb.
=*Pandanus cuneatus H. St. John
=*Pandanus inframedius H. St. John
=*Pandanus mkadi H. St. John
=*Pandanus mombasaensis H. St. John
=*Pandanus pembaensis H. St. John
=*Pandanus profundus H. St. John
=*Pandanus radians H. St. John
=Pandanus rimosus H. St. John
=*Pandanus sessilis Bojer
=*Pandanus zanzibarensis H. St. John
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree, 4-15 m; stilt-roots from lower part of stem, with small sharp spines in longitudinal rows. Leaves 0.9-1.5(-3) m long, 4.7-6.6 cm wide, attenuate into a long flagella at the apex; marginal prickles 1.3-4 mm long, 2?13 mm apart. Syncarp solitary, almost round, 8-18 × 5-16 cm; peduncle 15-40 cm long; drupes 4-6 × (3-)4-5(-6) × (2-)3-4 cm, 4-5-angular, 5-11(-14)-locular, incompletely fused into c. 38 phalanges; pileus composed of 5-11(-14) domes with distinct apices separated by grooves, yellow-brown to orange when ripe; stigma reniform, often sub-vertical; endocarp c. 1 cm cm long, mesocarp fibrous. Staminate inflorescences with 9-12 spikes, to 10 × 2.5 cm; bracts green to cream in color, lowermost 50 × 5 cm, diminishing in size to the uppermost 5 × 2 cm; stamens racemose, each raceme c. 1 cm long, filaments 0.3-1.8 mm long, anthers 2-4.5 × c. 1 mm, apiculate.
Ecology : Coastal, above the high tide mark on sandy beaches, and on coral near the sea; 0-10 m.
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