Pandanus unguifer Hook.f. (1878:6347)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Pandanus minor Buch.-Ham. ex Solms in Linnaea 42: 18 (1878); Pandanus sikkimensis H.St.John in Bot. Mag. (Tokyo) 85: 258 (1972)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered (Srivastava & Chaudhary, 2007)



Darjeeling & Sikkim Districts, West Bengal, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hooker, Joseph Dalton. (1878). Pandanus unguifer. Botanical Magazine 104: tab. 6347.


Other references:

Kress, W. J., DeFilipps, R. A., Farr, E. and Kyi, D. Y. Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.

Martelli, U. (1913). Enumerazione delle "Pandanaceae". Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 4: 5-105.

Noltie, H. J. (1994). Flora of Bhutan 3(1): 1-456. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

Pradhan, Aditya, Adhikari, Dibyendu and Chettri, Arun. (2020). Predicting the distribution of suitable habitats for Pandanus unguifer Hook.f. - a dwarf endemic species from Sikkim Himalayas, through ecological niche modeling. International Journal of Conservation Science 11(1): 145-152.

Srivastava, R. C. and Chaudhary, R. K. (2007). Rediscovery of Pandanus unguifer Hook. f. (Pandanaceae): A RET species from its type locality after 75 years. Current Science 93: 1325.

Warburg, O. (1900). Pandanaceae. Das Pflanzenreich, IV, 9: 1-97. Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig. 


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