Pandanus boninensis

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Pandanus boninensis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Pandanales
Family: Pandanaceae
Genus: Pandanus
Species: P. boninensis
Binomial name
Pandanus boninensis

Pandanus boninensis is an Asian species of plant that is endemic to and common in the Distylium-Schima dry forests and Raphiolepsis-Livistona dry forests of the Ogasawara Islands, Japan.[1] It has aerial prop roots and grows on rocks.[2] The beetle, Phylloplatypus pandani is a leaf miner that consumes the leaves of P. boninensis, it was first described by scientists in 1998.[3] The fungus, Kodonospora tetracolumnaris was isolated from dead leaves of P. boninensis and described in 1993.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ogasawara subtropical moist forests". Terrestrial Ecoregions. World Wildlife Fund. Retrieved 2006-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Conservation Portraits: Botanical Illustrations of Japan's Endangered Plants". Arboretum Exhibits. The United States National Arboretum. Retrieved 2006-11-21. 
  3. ^ Kato, M (January 1998). "Unique leafmining habit in the bark beetle clade: A new tribe, genus, and species of Platypodidae (Coleoptera) found in the Bonin Islands". Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 91 (1): 71–80. 
  4. ^ Ando, K (April 1993). "Kodonospora, a new staurosporous hyphomycete genus from Japan". Mycological Research. 97 (4): 506–508. doi:10.1016/S0953-7562(09)80139-1.