Pandanus elatus is a dioecious tropical plant in the screwpine genus. It is endemic to Christmas Island, an Australian territory in the north-eastern Indian Ocean. Its specific epithet comes from the Latin elatus (tall), in reference to its growth habit.
Pandanus elatus is an erect tree, with basal prop roots, that grows to 20 m in height. Its leaves grow to 3 m long and 100 mm wide, dark green and with marginal prickles. The plants do not form the densely tangled thickets that characterise P. christmatensis.
Distribution and habitat
- Ridley (1906).
- Flora of Australia Online.
- Ridley, H.N. (1906). Journal of the Straits Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. 45: 239. Missing or empty
- "Pandanus elatus Ridl.". Flora of Australia Online. Australian Biological Resources Study. 1993. Retrieved 2010-11-23.
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