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Pandanaceae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Plantae.

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Taxonomy

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The Family Pandanaceae is a member of the Order Pandanales. Here is the complete "parentage" of Pandanaceae:

The Family Pandanaceae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Barrotia

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Doornia

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Dorystigma

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Eydouxia

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Freycinetia

Freycinetia is a genus of about 150-180 species of flowering plants native to the tropics of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, belonging to the family Pandanaceae. The genus was named for Admiral Louis de Freycinet, a 19th-century French explorer. They are 65 species of dioecious, climbing or scrambling shrubs of the family Pandanaceae native to the Old World Tropics from sea level to mountain cloud forest. [more]

Heterostigma

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Hombronia

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Jeanneretia

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Keura

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Marquartia

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Martellidendron

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Pandanus

Pandanus is a genus of monocots with about 600 known species. Plants vary in size from small shrubs less than 1 m tall, up to medium-sized trees 20 m tall, typically with a broad canopy and moderate growth rate. The trunk is stout, wide-branching, and ringed with many leaf scars. They commonly have many thick prop roots near the base, which provide support as the tree grows top-heavy with leaves, fruit, and branches. The leaves are strap-shaped, varying between species from 30 cm up to 2 m or more long, and from 1.5 cm up to 10 cm broad. [more]

Rykia

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Sararanga

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Sussea

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Vinsonia

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At least 4 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Vinsonia.

More info about the Genus Vinsonia may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 05:52:01