Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.

  • Family : PANDANACEAE
    (Screw-Pine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KEVARA FAMILY (केवड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PANDANACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Biriyanichedi, Rambha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Usually cultivated for its musky-scented leaves used in cooking to impart flavour to rice. Does not flower.
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Thiruvananthapuram district
  • Native : Indonesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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. amaryllifolius. Downloaded on 27 January 2021.


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