Pandanus odoratissimus L.f.

 
  • Family : PANDANACEAE
    (SCREW-PINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Pandanaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Keura odorifera Forssk.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze
  • Common name : Fragrant screwpine, Screwpine, Screw tree, Umbrella tree
  • Vernacular name : Keura (Marathi); Thazhambu, Pookaitha, Kaitha, Kainari, Thala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Mangrove forests and sea coasts
  • Flower, Fruit : March-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Jalgaon district, Kolhapur district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
  • World Distribution : Tropical and Sub Tropical Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pandanus odoratissimus. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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