Flowering Pandanus
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Flowering Pandanus
E Introduced Photo: Aarti Khale
Common name: Flowering Pandanus, Climbing Pandanus
Botanical name: Freycinetia cumingiana    Family: Pandanaceae (Screw pine family)

Flowering Pandanus is an evergreen climber with stems that can grow 5 ft or more. The slender roots grow along the stem attaching the plant to the tree, shrub or support on which it is growing. The leaves are dark green, narrow, lanceshaped and leathery and can grow up to 10 inches long. Flowers are borne at the ends of branches above several showy pinkish-orange bracts that form beneath the inflorescenses. Flowers are good for use as cut-flowers. Flowering Pandanus is native to Philippines, cultivated elsewhere.

Identification credit: Aarti Khale, J.M. Garg Photographed in cultivation in Mumbai.

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