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  Pandanus furcatus
 
  Family: PANDANACEAE
  Citation:  Pandanus furcatus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 744. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 484. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1570(1095). 1918; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 494. 1994.
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  Description: Large shrubs, upto 4 m tall or more; not or scarcely branched; leaves comparatively large, linear, apex gradually attenuate; lamina coriaceous, 2 m long or more to 8.5 cm wide; margins and midrib(beneath) armed with sharp prickles, ventral pleats smooth unarmed. Margins, towards the base(but leaf base not seen) with small antrorse prickles, about 1.5-1.7 mm long, 5-8 mm apart; towards the apex the prickles more crowded(1-3 mm apart) but not much smaller except at extreme apex where they are 0.5 mm long; midrib prickles similar to those of adjacent margin, but much more remote, upto 30-35 mm apart, except along the apex, where their spacing is alike also. Reticulations not or but little evident. Longitudinal nerves conspicuous, c. 128 /1 f, prominulent on both surfaces but especially so abaxially.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram
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  Habitat: Along river banks
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Monocotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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