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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Pandanaceae, H.J. Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1993

Morphology General Habit
Tree 3-20 m. tall; trunk up to 25 cm. in diameter, with buff-coloured bark, beset with sharp conic spines 2-7 mm. long; stilt-roots to 2 m. high in mature trees in swampy sites, but much less when growing on limestone, brown, with small conical spines in longitudinal rows; branches covered with marcescent leaf-bases.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves breaking and pendent for the distal one-third, 120-400 cm. long, (1.3-)5-16 cm. wide, clasping at the base, attenuate at the apex, olive-green above, paler green below; marginal spines 2-5 mm. long, 5-13(-33) mm. apart; spines on midrib almost as many as the margin, 2-3 mm. long, usually pointing towards the base in the proximal half of the leaf, pointing towards the apex in the distal half of the leaf; sometimes those midrib-spines in a double row set 5 mm. apart on a raised midrib, occasionally the abaxial pleats with a few minute teeth distally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male inflorescences white, 12-30 cm. long; individual spadices to 14 × 2.5 cm., 5-6 in number; lowermost bract whitish, the proximal ones as large as 67 × 5.5 cm., the distal ones as small as 11 × 1.7 cm., with minute marginal spines; stamens subumbellate, often with 2 tiers of umbels, the stalks 5-10.5 mm. long, each bearing 5-8 anthers; filaments 0.5-1 mm. long; anthers linear, rounded at the apex, 1.8-2 mm. long, spirally contorted after anthesis. Female inflorescences unknown.
sex Male
Male inflorescences white, 12-30 cm. long; individual spadices to 14 × 2.5 cm., 5-6 in number; lowermost bract whitish, the proximal ones as large as 67 × 5.5 cm., the distal ones as small as 11 × 1.7 cm., with minute marginal spines; stamens subumbellate, often with 2 tiers of umbels, the stalks 5-10.5 mm. long, each bearing 5-8 anthers; filaments 0.5-1 mm. long; anthers linear, rounded at the apex, 1.8-2 mm. long, spirally contorted after anthesis.
sex Female
Female inflorescences unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit-peduncle to 75 cm. long and 2.5 cm. in diameter, not quite pendent, with 2-7 syncarps; syncarps red, ellipsoid, 7-20 cm. long, 5.5-12 cm. across, almost sessile; phalanges 30-84 per syncarp, (2-)4-6-locular; pileus 5-20 mm. high, (10-)15-35 mm. across; lower phalange 15-30 mm. high; stigmas 1.5-2 mm. wide, reniform.
Figures
Fig.l/2,p.3.
Habitat
On the coast in swampy sites and on limestone, on white sand with giant heather, more inland in riverine forest or along streams in evergreen forest; 1-1400 m.
Distribution
K7 P T3 T6 T7 Z not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Pandanus rabaiensis Rendle. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2000 St.John, H. [26596], Kenya K000781821 isotype
Jan 1, 2000 St.John, H. [26599], Tanzania K000781818 isotype
Jan 1, 1993 St.John, H. [26610], Tanzania K000781831 isotype
Jan 1, 1990 St.John, H. [26614], Tanzania K000781829 isotype
Jan 1, 1990 Haeidi, F. [425], Kenya K000781828 isotype
Drummond, R.B. [1420], Tanzania 19111.000
St.John, H. [26596], Kenya K000781579 isotype
St.John, H. [26625], Tanzania K000781823 isotype
Christenhusz, M.J.M.C [1997-0081], Tanzania Pandanus stuhlmannii K000696519

First published in J. Bot. 32: 325 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Beentje, H. (1993). Pandanaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-7.
  • Martelli, U. (1913). Enumerazione delle "Pandanaceae" Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 4: 5-105.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Beentje, H. (1993). Pandanaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-7.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Stone in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60: 267, fig. 7 (1973).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 14 (1961).
  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 1: 111 (1930).
  • Wright in Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 130 (1901).
  • Warb. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 9: 61 (1900).
  • Rendle in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 30: 432, t. 34, 1-6 (1895).
  • Rendle in Journal of Botany 325 (1894) 8c

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