Pandanus fascicularis Lamarck

  • Family : PANDANACEAE
    (Screw-Pine Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KEVARA FAMILY (केवड़ा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : PANDANACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Pandanus odoratissimus L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze
  • Common name : Screw pine
  • Vernacular name : Kedege (Kannada); Keya (Oria); Kewda, Kevra, Ketki, Gagandhul (Hindi); Mugali (Male flowers), Gajangi (Telugu)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains by streams, arable lands and dense thickets. Sometimes also cultivated. Wild in deltaic swamps. The male plant is a source of scented flowers used in making Kewda (perfumes).
  • Flower, Fruit : -uly onwards
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district
    • Odisha : Balasore district, Cuttack district, Boudh district, Nayagarh district, Puri district, Ganjam district and Cultivated
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, Mynmar, Java, Malesia, China, Moluccas, Polynesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1996- Flora of Orissa Vol. 4; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3. pp. 1018.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. fascicularis. Downloaded on 20 April 2021.

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