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pandanus - horizontal

the leaves of a pandanus are attached to the trunk in a spiral formation

 

they are used for many purposes like making mats, baskets, hats, fans and bracelets and also for cooking

 

pandanus has a fibrous round fruit that looks a little like a pineapple (inedible, unless you are desperate) and aerial prop roots

 

there are many different varietis and it's native region is Australia, South Pacific Islands and Hawaii. It is also called screwpine

 

more info en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandan_leaf

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Taken on May 13, 2006