Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:  Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze

Family: Pandanaceae Genus: Pandanus Species:  Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze






Synonym Pandanus odoratissimus L.f.,  Pandanus odorifer Flower Color White
Common Name Fragrant screw pine,Kewda Flower Type Panicle
English / Trade Name Screw Pine, Screw Tree, Umbrella Tree Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Ketuki Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 950 m Fruit Type Drupe
Habit Tree Fruit Details Fruit c. 20 X 10 cm oblong, red-orange
Habitat Occurs in mangrove forests and sea coasts Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Tropical and Subtropical asia Bark Details Trunk greyish-brown, ringed by leaf-scars and with basal prop roots
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species An erect, evergreen, coarsely branched tree that looks like a large branched candlestick or holder can grow to a height of 15 m. branching is dichotomous (repeated branching into two equal parts) or trichotomous or irregular. Prop roots are numerous, thick and originate from the base of the trunk and exposed stems are usually pale buff or grey brown, grossly ringed by leaf scars Leaf Details Leaves spiralled in 3 rows, upto 200 cm long and 6 cm broad, linear-ensiform, apex gradually narrowed into an elongated triquete flagella, the margins and dorsal midrib armed with white prickles, glaucous beneath

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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