Screw pine

Pandanus utilis

Pandanus leaves are beautiful

  • Screw pine
  • Screw pine
  • Screw pine
  • Screw pine
  • Flower name
    Screw pine
  • Scientific name
    Pandanus utilis
  • Aliasパンダナス, 美葉蛸の木, pandanus, pandanus palms, アカタコノキ, フチベニタコノキ, Common screw pine, 美容蛸の木, タコノキ
  • Place of originMadagascar
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Subtropical region, Okinawa
  • Flowering seasonJanuary, November, December

What is Screw pine

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.


  • Order
    Pandanales
  • Family
    Pandanaceae
  • Genus
    Pandanus
  • Species
    P. utilis
  • Type of flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    without
  • Leaf type
    sword-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeTropical, Evergreen broadleaf tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height1000.0 ~ 2000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.3 cm

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