Pandanus brosimos

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Pandanus brosimos
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Pandanales
Family: Pandanaceae
Genus: Pandanus
Subgenus: Lophostigma
Section: Karuka
Subsection: Karuka
P. brosimos
Binomial name
Pandanus brosimos
  • Pandanus brosimus

Pandanus brosimos (wild karuka) is a species of tree in the family Pandanaceae and an important regional food crop in New Guinea.

Along with P. julianettii, it is widely harvested in New Guinea as a traditional food source. Many local ethnic groups make use of pandanus languages (a special avoidance language) when harvesting the nuts.[2]

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  1. ^ Merr. & L.M.Perry, 1940 In: J. Arnold Arbor. 21: 171
  2. ^ Pawley, Andrew; Hammarström, Harald (2018). "The Trans New Guinea family". In Palmer, Bill (ed.). The Languages and Linguistics of the New Guinea Area: A Comprehensive Guide. The World of Linguistics. 4. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 21–196. ISBN 978-3-11-028642-7.