Native Plants Queensland
Townsville Branch
           PO Box 363 Aitkenvale Qld 4814

 

 

 

 

Pandanus cookii

Screw Pine

Pandanaceae 

  

Form and Size: A small palm-like tree 6-10m high

Distribution: North-eastern Qld.; on beachfront dunes, along streams and around swampy areas

Leaves: Narrow, tapering to a long point, to l.5m long, blue-green, margins prickly,
arranged spirally and crowded towards the ends of branches

Flowers: Inconspicuous. Separate male and female plants

Fruit: Wedge-shaped, woody, packed tightly in pineapple-sized composite heads, orange-red when ripe

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from seed or division of basal offshoots
Prefers well drained soils, but is a hardy plant under most conditions.
Previously Pandanus whitei