Formal NamePandanus odoratissimus
HabitatEastern , Okinawa
MorphTropical Evergreen broadleaf 低高木
Pandanus tectorius , commonly known as screwpine, is a tropical evergreen broad-leaved high tree of the the Pandanaceae pandanus genus native to Southeast Asia, Okinawa in Japan , on a beach and street trees planted in Okinawa. Out many tentacle-like aerial roots from the stem. The sharp spines on the midrib of the leaf or leaves behind. Dioecious, the female resembling a pineapple-orange fruit. Fruit is not edible for humans, and coconut crab, hermit crab dish. Rather than stiff leaves and fruit is eaten by humans in the soft part of the shoot in Okinawa Yaeshima ilands stir fry and tempura, eat. Use the Candy colored and flavored, crush the leaves in Thailand. Leaf mats and roof thatching, aerial fiber becomes the material of the rope used hats, baskets, etc. This is resembes to Octopus tree ,however they are different.
Common name: Pandanus, scientific name: Pandanus odoratissimus, also known as screwpine, adan (in Japanese) , origin: Southeast Asia, Okinawa, height: 500 cm, length: 100-200 cm, Leaf width: 20 cm, fruit color: yellow-orange → red, applications: trees, shoots are edible, fruits feeding on crustaceans, the leaves are mats and roofs thatched, hat, basket, aerial fiber rope materials.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flowering placeBeach (sub-) Tropical area
SeasonJul Aug Sep
Height200 ~ 600 [cm]
Diameter0.3 ~ 0.5