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Published In: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae 340. 1810. (27 Mar 1810) (Prodr.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Taxon Profile     (Last Modified On 4/18/2019)
Notes: Pandanaceae is a family of c. 750 dioecious species in the order Pandanales composed of trees, shrubs, epiphytes, and lianas. The family consists of five genera: Benstonea Callm. & Buerki (c. 60 spp.), Freycinetia Gaudich. (c. 250 spp.), Martellidendron (Pic. Serm.) Callm. & Chassot (6 spp.), Pandanus Parkinson (c. 400 spp.), and Sararanga Hemsl. (2 spp.) (Callmander et al., 2003, 2012). Molecular phylogenetic work supports the monophyly of each of the recognized genera, (Buerki et al., 2012; Callmander et al., 2003; Gallaher et al., 2014). The Pandanaceae is distributed throughout the Paleotropics from West Africa to the islands of the eastern Pacific. With the exception of Martellidendron, which is endemic to Madagascar and the Seychelles, the genera have overlapping distributions centered on Malesia, a region which includes Indonesia, Borneo, the Philippines, and New Guinea. Sararanga is narrowly distributed in the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, northern mainland New Guinea, and on the nearby Yepen and Manus islands (Stone, 1961). Freycinetia has a center of diversity in New Guinea and Indonesia and its distribution reaches Hawai‘i and Micronesia. Benstonea is distributed from India to Fiji with the majority of species found in Borneo (Callmander et al., 2012). [from Gallaher et al., 2014]

 
 
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