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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.
- Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
- bibliographic citation
- Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Pandanaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=265
- Mark Hyde
- Bart Wursten
- Petra Ballings
Pandanaceae: Brief Summary
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Pandanaceae is a family of flowering plants native to the tropics and subtropics of the Old World, from West Africa through the Pacific. It contains 982 known species in five genera, of which the type genus, Pandanus, is the most important. It is an ancient family dating from the early to mid-Cretaceous.
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