African Plant Database

Pandanus thomensis Henriq.
Information on the genus : Pandanus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 8-15 m tall, branched. Leaves 1.6 m long, 9 cm wide in mid-leaf; marginal teeth dense, retrorse. Syncarp solitary, terminal, erect at first, then pendulous on long peduncle, ovoid, 22 × 15 cm; bract 5 × 4 cm; drupes obconic, rather convex above, 7.5-8.4 × 3.7-5.6 × 3-3.8 cm, 10-14-locular; pileus sulcate and tuberculate; stigmas sessile, rather thick, irregularly radiating; mesocarp spongy and fibrous above. Staminate inflorescences terminal leafy spicate panicle; spathes increasing in size upwards, keeled, with sparse teeth on midrib, rather shorter than spadix branches; rachis fleshy, compressed; stamens irregularly umbellate on stalk 6 × 1 mm; filaments thick, conical, ± connate; anthers 3 mm long, shortly apiculate.
Ecology : Presumably in streamside forest ; about 500 m.
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 324 (2014)LT2
  • 2 Publishing with molecular analysis
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    carte afrique num 180021
    Record n°180021 modified 2007-04-02
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