Beach Pandan (species: Pandanus tectorius) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pandanus tectorius
Beach Pandan
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Pandanales
Family Pandanaceae
Genus Pandanus
Species Pandanus tectorius

Distinguishing features

Adventious rootlets on stem absent or rare; distal part of leaf drooping; phalanges/carpels more or less smooth; leaf apex always serrate (Stone, 1982; opposite for Pandanus solmslaubachii).


  • Size data has not been obtained.



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References that assist with identification

  • Stone, B.C. (1982). Pandanus tectorius Parkins. in Australia: a conservative view. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society, 85: 133-146. LIRS catalog number 90365.

Other references

  • De Sloover, J.R. and M. Dufrene (1999). Flora and vegetation of Turtell V, Turtell Islands Group (Queensland, Australia), Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg./ Bull. Nat. Plantentuin Belg., 67: 45-97. LIRS catalog number 577.
  • De Sloover, J.R. and A.-L. Jacquemart (2008). Nymph Island (Great Barrier Reef, Qld., Australia): Flora and vegetation of a low wooded island, Scripta Botanica Belgica, 43: 1-88. LIRS catalog number 1210.