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Pandanus utilis

Family Name: Pandanaceae
Common Name: Vacoa, Screw Pine, Pandanus
Full Sun Semi Shade Little Water Coastal Plant Ornamental Leaves Shrub


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Status (botanical)
Common Names

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
Plant Growth Form Shrub


Native Distribution Madagascar

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Coastal

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Sun
Water Preference Little Water


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Image Repository



Master ID 1011
Species ID 2305
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Species record last updated on: 14 October 2021.