Flower Database

Screw pine

Basic information
Flower Name
Screw pine
Formal Name
Pandanus utilis
Alias
美葉蛸の木, pandanus, pandanus palms, Common screw pine, 美容蛸の木
Habitat
Madagascar
Morph
Tropical, Evergreen broadleaf tree
Comment
Screw pine, scientific name:Pandanus utilis , is a tropical evergreen broadleaf tree of the Pandanus genus ,Pandanaceae department native to Madagascar. Submits a tentacle-like aerial roots from an upright stem. So supporting this aerial stem known as prop roots. The origin of the name depends on the prop roots similar to the tentacle. Willow and pandanus in most beautiful (especially leaf) is named after it. Fewer branch and branches compared to Adan and pandanus. Leaves are linear and three rows of spiral produce bunch, leaf has a swath of Red spines. In separate male and female, male and female. Male 11-month stretch spikes from the leaf axil, lots of white flowers drooping down to bloom. Female plants set fruit, such as pineapple pointed skins but is not edible. Trees and remove spines windvelocity and Park trees, leaves dried materials such as roofing, Goza, basket and hat was made.
Common name: Screw pine, scientific name:Pandanus utilis, aka:pandanus palms, aka:Common screw pine, Biyou takonoki()japanese, Origin: Madagascar, height: 10-20 m, leaf length: 50-100 cm, leaf color: yellow-green, leaf: Red spines, color: white, male inflorescence type, spikes, inflorescence length: 25-50 cm, (whole) fruit diameter: length of 20 cm, one fruit: 4 cm, fruit color: green to orange, fruit: non-edible, uses: ornamental, Leaves the roof thatching and for arts and crafts such as basket.
Detailed information
Order
Pandanales
Family
Pandanaceae
Genus
Pandanus
Species
P. utilis
Flower type
Flower array
Spike Inflorescence
Petal shape
no petal
Leaf type
Sword
Leaf edge
Thorn-like
Flowering place
Botanic garden (sub-) Tropical area Okinawa
Color
White
Season
Jan Nov Dec
Height
1000  ~ 2000  [cm]
Diameter
0.2  ~ 0.3