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  Pandanus foetidus
 
  Family: PANDANACEAE
  Citation:  Pandanus foetidus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 742. 1832; Hook f., Fl. Brit. India 6. 483. 1893. Pandanus thwaitesii sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1570(1095). 1931; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 429. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 330. 1988; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 494. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 407. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 27,34. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 481. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 355. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 747. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 470. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 363. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 748. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 521. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 900. 2009, non Mart. 1904.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kattukaitha
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Shrubs with stilt roots. Leaves spirally arranged; linear-lanceolate, acuminate, spiny along the margins and midrib below, glabrous, to 1.5 m long. Spadix branched, spathe ovate, acute. Male flowers in 5-6 cm long catkins; filaments 1 cm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 700-1200
  Localities: Sholayar, Choodal, Mlappara, Pezha, Aruvanpara, Arampa, Pooyamkutty, Thalichola, Kulathupuzha, Athirumala, Attayar, Meenmutty
   
 
   
 
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