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Taxon: Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.

Genus: Pandanus
Family: Pandanaceae
Nomen number: 26399
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:743. 1832 (Hort. bengal. 71. 1814, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide F TamilC; F Ceylon; Trop Crop Monocot 2:512. 1972)
  • Materials: essential oils (leaves used to make potpourri fide Purseglove, Trop. crops Monocots 2:513. 1972, as Pandanus odorus)

Distributional Range:


    • INDO-CHINA: Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Other (probable origin Moluccas, Indonesia)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1968. Flora of Java. 3:205. Note: cultivated
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1981. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 3:319. Note: cultivated
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  8. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Purseglove, J. W. 1968-1972. Tropical crops: Monocotyledons. 2:512. Note: Longmans, Green & Co., Ltd./John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  11. Vartak, V. D. 1981. Note on ambemohor-pat (Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.) from western India. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 78:196-198.
  12. Wakte, K. V. et al. 2009. Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb. cultivated as a spice in coastal regions of India. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 56:735-740.

Check other web resources for Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=26399. Accessed 14 August 2020.