veitchii Veitch ex Dalliere
|| |||© W.D. Hawthorne|
Keywords in this picture :
Places where this species can be found :
- Grenada - GRENADA
DescriptionPandanus is from a Malaysian vernacular name. Leaves sometimes with green and white stripes.
InterestPandanus - latinisaed version of the Malayan anme. Pandanus is second only to the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) in importance in Polynesia and Micronesia. The fibrous leaves are used for baskets, floor coverings, mats, and for thatching houses. Ancient Polynesian mariners used the leaves to make sails for their outrigger canoes. Native Hawaiians also used the leaves of pandanus or "hala" to weave their original baskets and mats.