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Taxon: Pandanus fascicularis Lam.

Genus: Pandanus
Family: Pandanaceae
Nomen number: 402974
Place of publication: Encycl. 1:372. 1785
Comment: = Pandanus odoratissimus auct. (non P. odoratissimus L. f., an illegitimate, superfluous name (Melbourne ICN Art. 52) = P. odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze, nom. dubium)
Name verified on: 10-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • padang   (Source: HerbSpices ) – English
  • pandan laut   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 17:198.) – Indonesian
  • pandan pasir   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 17:198.) – Indonesian (Java)
  • pandan laut   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 17:198.) – Malay
  • sabotan   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 17:198.) – Philippine

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (kewda ("keura") attar & kewda water added to various foods fide Purseglove, Trop. crops, Monocots 2:513. 1972)
  • Materials: essential oils   (used in making perfume, kewda ("keura") attar, in India, fide Purseglove, Trop. crops, Monocots 2:513. 1972)
  • Materials: fiber   (to make various items, including "sabotan hats" in Philippines, fide Pl Res SEAs 17:198-199. 2003)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan; Hong Kong
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia


  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960–. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].
  • Brink, M. & R. P. Escobin, eds. 2003. Fibre plants. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 17:197–205. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].
  • Craker, L. E. & J. E. Simon, eds. 1986–1987. Herbs, spices, and medicinal plants, 2 vols.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus. Regnum Veg. 119:304.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Pullaiah, T. et al. 1997–1998. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India).
  • Purseglove, J. W. 1968–1972. Tropical crops: Monocotyledons. 513.
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  • Turner, I. M. 1995. A catalogue of the vascular plants of Malaya. Gardens' Bull. Singapore vol. 47. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993–. Flora Madhya Pradesh. [= P. odoratissimus L. f.].


Check other web resources for Pandanus fascicularis Lam.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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