Pandanus tectorius var. laevis Warb.

  • 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 tectorius Parkinson ex Du Roi
  • Common name : Screwpine
  • Vernacular name : Ketaki (Sanskrit); Kedgi (Hindi); Kedage (Kannada)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Usually cultivated in gardens.
  • Key identification features : A large erect shrub; Leaves linear, long; Male inflorescence is highly fragrant, sheath is yellow or creamish; Female inflorescence terminal; Fruit is green initially, turns reddish when ripe.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-October
  • Native : Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : K.S.Rao-Flowering Plants of IISC, 2009; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. tectorius var. laevis. Downloaded on 11 May 2021.

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