Flower NameScrew pine
Formal NamePandanus utilis
Alias美葉蛸の木, pandanus, pandanus palms, Common screw pine, 美容蛸の木
MorphTropical, Evergreen broadleaf tree
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.
Flower arraySpike Inflorescence
Petal shapeno petal
Flowering placeBotanic garden (sub-) Tropical area Okinawa
SeasonJan Nov Dec
Height1000 ~ 2000 [cm]
Diameter0.2 ~ 0.3