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pandanus


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(screw pines; family Pandanaceae)

A genus of trees which usually have stilt roots and open, falsely dichotomously branched crowns. The leaves are in 3 spiral ranks. The fruit heads are often reddish. Some fruits are edible (especially those occurring in New Guinea and Micronesia). Leaves are used for matting. There are about 600 species.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.


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