African Plant Database

Pandanus welwitschii Rendle
Protologue : J. Bot. 32: 324 (1894) 
Information on the genus : Pandanus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pandanus angolensis f. cacondensis Huynh (1987)
=Pandanus angolensis Huynh f. angolensis
=Pandanus angolensis Huynh (1987)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 3-6 m tall, stem c. 30 cm in diam.; lower branches with smaller leaves, apical tufts of leaves very large. Leaves 1.2-1.5 m long and 3.7-4 cm wide; marginal prickles 1.1-5.3 mm long, 10-25 mm apart, retrorse and antrorse. Syncarp solitary, ovoid, 15 × 7.5 cm, number of drupes unknown; drupes 1.5-2.9 × 0.5-1 × 0.5-0.8 cm, 5-6-angular, 1(-2)-locular; pileus 4-5.7 mm long, broadly pyramidal or table-shaped; stigma reniform; endocarp 12-13 mm long, mesocarp fibrous. Staminate inflorescence unknown.
Ecology : Streamsides, in water; 200-1700 m.
  ossibly the same as P. livingstonianus (and published at the same time, see Beentje, 2009).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 12057
Record n°12057
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