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Pandanaceae

Family Profile

Pandanaceae

Family Description

A family of four genera and about 700 species in Africa, Madagascar, Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; three genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Benstonea - A genus of 50 species in South East Asia, New Guinea, Australia and the Pacific Islands; two species occur naturally in Australia, one is endemic. Callmander (2012).

Freycinetia - A genus of about 180-200 species in Asia, Malesia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands; four species occur naturally in Australia. Stone (1982); Wilson (2011).

Pandanus - A genus of about 500 species in Africa, Madagascar, SE Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific islands; about 14 species occur naturally in Australia. Callmander (2012); Hnatiuk (1990); Stone (1976); Wilson (2011).

References

Callmander, M.W. et al (2012) Candollea 67(2): 335

Cooper, W. & Cooper W. (2004). Fruits of the Australian Tropical Rainforest. Nokomis Editions Pty Ltd, 381-390.

Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). 'Census of Australian Vascular Plants.' Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11, (Australian Government Publishing Service: Canberra.), 650 pp.

St.John, H. (1960) Pacific Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 14: 224-241

St.John, H. (1961) Pacific Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 15: 563-575

St.John, H. (1962) Pacific Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 16: 74-87

St.John, H. (1967) Pacific Science; a quarterly devoted to the biological and physical sciences of the pacific region 21: 272-285

Stone, B.C. (1976). On the biogeography of Pandanus (Pandanaceae). Compte Rendu des Seances de la Societe de Biogeographie 458:69-90.

Stone, B.C. (1982). The Australian species of Freycinetia (Pandanaceae). Brunonia 5:79-94.

Wilson, A.J.G. (2011). Pandanaceae. Flora of Australia 39: 211-235.