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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Pandanaceae — palm-like, dioecious trees and shrubs native to the Old World tropics and subtropics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A genus of endogenous plants, native to tropical lands from Africa to Polynesia. See Screw pine.
  • proper n. Fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats).
  • proper n. Any of various Old World tropical palmlike trees having huge prop roots and pineapplelike leaves and edible conelike fruits; also called the screw pine.


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New Latin, from Malay pandan + -us


  • The principal plants pointing out the tropical nature of the vegetation are Pandanus, which is almost limited to the limestone formation, on which it is excessively abundant, Chamaerops Martiana? which from its affecting particularly the walls of the amphitheatres so conspicuous about Moosmai, Mamloo and Surureem, and the depths of whose sides is probably at Mamloo 1,000 feet, might have been better named.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • When the night is cold, windy, or rainy, he usually covers his body with a heap of 'Pandanus', 'Nipa', or Fern leaves, like those of which his bed is made, and he is especially careful to wrap up his head in them.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Some were packed many inches thick with 'Pandanus' leaves; others were remarkable only for the cracked twigs, which, united in a common centre, formed a regular platform.

    Lectures and Essays

  • "Pandanus" and "Did She Overtake You?" are lively juggernauts that delightfully reprise the rhythmic tensions of Spring Hill Fair.

    Tonevendor Update

  • Patrick Blanc MIX DIFFERENT PLANTS TOGETHER | Patrick Blanc will bring home treasures he finds on his travels and plant them to see what happens next: A seed from elephant dung found in Thailand became a Pandanus, which came to dominate a Philodendron.

    The Green Man Whose Gardens Defy Gravity

  • Pandanus grows there, but they can't grow sweet potatoes nor taro.


  • Consequently, the degrade soil now supports exotic species such as 'coco plum' Chrysobalanus icaco, lemon grass Cymbopogon citratus and calice du pape Tabebuia pallida, along with the endemic Dillenia ferruginea (R), Paragenipa lancifolia, Memecyclon elaeagni, Syzygium wrightii, Pandanus multispicatus and Deckenia nobilis, as well as Intsia bijuga and Canthium bibracteatum.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Palm forest is intermixed with broadleaved endemic species such as Northea hornei, Pandanus hornei, Drypetes riseleyi and Dillenia ferruginea.

    Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, Seychelles

  • Hoskyn Island, with a forest of Pandanus with Pisonia and Ficus apposita, is unique to the group.

    Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, Australia

  • Tree species in the littoral forest include Casuarina equiseifolia, Pandanus, Barringtonia asiatica, Terminalia catappa, Henandia spp., and Thespesia populnea.

    Vanuatu rain forests


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