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. Last Changed: 10-Jul-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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 P. odorus)

Distributional Range:



  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Thailand ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1968. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java) 3:205.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1981. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon) 3:319.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  • Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Purseglove, J. W. Tropical crops: Monocotyledons. 1968-1972 (Trop Crop Monocot) 2:512.
  • Vartak, V. D. 1981. Note on ambemohor-pat (Pandanus amaryllifolius Roxb.) from western India J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 78:196-198.
  • 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.