Spermatophyta: Monocotyledonae: Pandanales

Pandanaceae - Screw-pines

Beentje, H.J. (2009) Pandanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the family

Dioecious trees or shrubs, often with proproots near the base. Branches with leaf scars. Leaves crowded at the ends of the branches, in 3 ranks, appearing as a spiral (hence the name, screw pines), glabrous, entire but armed on the margins, sometimes with prickles on the adaxial side of the midrib. Inflorescences terminal, many-flowered. Flowers unisexual, rudimentary. Male flowers: stamens many; anthers 2-thecous. Female flowers of several 1-locular carpels. Fruiting inflorescence of many drupes crowded into a large subspherical to ellipsoid structure.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 875 species in the Old World tropics to New Zealand

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated genus and 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Pandanaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Pandanaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Pandanaceae
Flora of Zambia: Pandanaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pandanaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Pandanaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=265, retrieved 29 June 2016

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