1. Family: Pandanaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Pandanus Parkinson
      1. Pandanus kajui Beentje

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree, 9-15 m. high, sparsely branched, with the leaves closely set at branch-apices; trunk to 20 cm. across; wood light, fibrous; bark light brown, with conical spines 5-12 mm. long and with horizontal leaf-scars, enveloping the stem for two-thirds; stilt-roots 100-200 cm. high, to 9 cm. across, with sharp conic spines set in vertical bands.
    Leaves
    Leaves 40-230 cm. long, 3-13 cm. wide just above the base, clasping the stem at the base, gradually narrowing towards the flagelliform apex; marginal teeth 3-5 mm. long, 2-13 mm. apart, reddish brown at their apex; teeth on midrib 1-2 mm. long, pointing towards the leaf-apex.
    Male
    Male inflorescences with 5-6 spikes, the individual spikes 45-60 × 22-30 mm.; bracts resembling the leaves but much widened just above the base, the lowermost up to 32 cm. long and 6 cm. wide, the uppermost ± 4 cm. long and 2 cm. wide; stamens borne in groups of 5-6 on a common stalk in a cymose to subumbellate arrangement; filaments 2.5-4 mm. long; anthers 2.2-3 × 1 mm.; central pistillode absent.
    Inflorescences
    Female inflorescences unknown. Male inflorescences with 5-6 spikes, the individual spikes 45-60 × 22-30 mm.; bracts resembling the leaves but much widened just above the base, the lowermost up to 32 cm. long and 6 cm. wide, the uppermost ± 4 cm. long and 2 cm. wide; stamens borne in groups of 5-6 on a common stalk in a cymose to subumbellate arrangement; filaments 2.5-4 mm. long; anthers 2.2-3 × 1 mm.; central pistillode absent.
    Female
    Female inflorescences unknown.
    Fruits
    Fruits syncarpous, in infructescences with 1-5 cephalia; peduncle not quite pendent, trigonous, ± 35 cm. long; each syncarp broadly ovoid, somewhat trigonous, 7-11 × 6-10 cm., with 350-800 phalanges. Phalanges l(-3)-locular, with a pyramidal pileus 4-7 mm. high, 7-16 mm. across and a lower pyrene 20-25 mm. long; stigma reniform-rounded.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/4, p. 3.
    Habitat
    Riverbanks, in riverine fringe with Syzygium guineense, Albizia gummifera, Bridelia micrantha ;760-1190 m.
    Distribution
    K4 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Pandanus kajui Beentje appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gillett, J.B. [20702], Kenya K000211130
    St.John, H. [26589], Kenya K000435962 isotype

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Pandanac.: 6 (1993)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

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

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0