Benstonea lauterbachii (K.Schum. & Warb. ex Warb.) Callm. & Buerki
Callmander, M.W. et al (2012) Candollea 67(2): 335.
Lauterbach's Pandan; Pandan, Lauterbach's
Tree to ca. 15 m tall, trunk with scattered groups of spiny conical nodules (warty). Prop roots absent or few to ca. 100 cm long, slender, flexible and not supportive. Plants male or female.
A terminal raceme or panicle. Male flowers: Inflorescence to 120 cm long. Flowers fragrant. Female flowers: Inflorescences of 7-15 segments (phalanges or multiple fused flowers). Individual flowers sessile, at mid-section hexagonal in cross-section, apex elongated into a spine-like style 5-10 mm long.
Fruit a multiple fruit, orange and orange-yellow towards base, of 7-15 multiple fused fruit. Individual fruits when separated are cylindric-tapered, at mid-section are pentagonal-hexagonal in cross-section., 18-25 mm long x 5-8 mm wide with apex elongated into a spine-like style 5-10 mm long. Seed is ovoid, 8-15 mm long x 3-5 mm diam.
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Pandanus lauterbachii K.Schum. & Warb. ex Warb., Das Pflanzenreich 3: 81 (1900), Type: Deutsch Neuguinea (Lauterbach n. 863).