Pandanus veitchii (Pandanus tectorius 'Veitchii')

COMMON NAME

Variegated Screw Pine, hala tree, Pandanus, and pu hala in Hawaiian

TYPE

Tree

FAMILY

Pandanaceae

NOTES

This Pandanus originated from John G. Veitch's travels to the Pacific Rim area in the mid 1860's somewhere near the island of Amboin. A striking variegated screw pine, veitchii has long, strap-like leaves arranged in a rosette. They are deep green with a yellow margin. This plant develops stilt roots with age. Some experts maintain that Pandanus veitchii is a species native to Madagascar. Other experts list this plant as a cultivar of Pandanus tectorius.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Australia, Papua New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Coastal areas with oceanic conditions

WEB SOURCES

missouribotanicalgarden.org

toptropicals.com

plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com



Pandanus veitchii  'Variegata'