Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Pandanus gemmifer H.St.John
St.John, H. (1962) Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 16: 74. Type: Australia, North Queensland, Cairns, Fresh Water Creek, moist forest by stream, near intake, 500 ft. alt., Jan. 29, 1958, H. St. John 26,238 (BISH).
Pup Pandan; Pandan, Pup
Tree to 10 m tall, branches somewhat erect. Trunk pale brown and up to 15 cm DBH, with scattered spiny conical nodules (warty). Well-developed prop roots 30-50 x 3-4 cm, warty. Plants male or female. May produce plantlets (pups) along the trunk which fall to the ground and take root, forming thickets.
Fruit a multiple fruit, red, about 20-25 cm long x 10-18 cm diam, with about 30-40 segments (phalanges), each segment 3-6 x 3-4 cm, 4-6 -sided, domed upper surface with 8-17 crowded slender pointed tips. Deep red when ripe and drop to the ground. Seeds spindle-shaped, up to 15 x 4 mm.
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Pandanus monticola F.Muell., Fragmenta Phytographiae Australiae 5: 40 (1865), Type: e montibus sinui Rockinghams Bay. Pandanus pluvisilvaticus H.St.John, Pacific Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 21: 279 (1967), Type: Australia, North Queensland, Kuranda, Black Mt. Road, rain forest with Acacia, Calamu