Scirpodendron

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Scirpodendron

Description

Stout perennial herbs, with woody, obliquely erect rhizome, in habit strongly resembling a small Pandanus. Leaves 3-ranked, with short, open sheaths and very long linear blades. Inflorescence terminal, paniculate, branched in the lower half, the lowest branches ternate, sometimes branched again. Flowers hermaphrodite; Fruit drupaceous, coarsely ribbed;

Distribution

Australasia: Ceylon: present Polynesia: present
Monotypic genus, extending from Ceylon to Australia and Polynesia.

Citation

VON POST & O.K., Lexic. Gen. Phan. 1904: 470
H. PFEIFF. - in Fedde, Rep. 21. 1925: 240
LINDL., Veg. Kingd. 1846: 119