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Pandanus tectorius etc.
Pandanus is a genus in the family Pandanaceae , containing several species of tree-like plants native to Oceania. These trees are also sometimes called screw pines because its long, flat leaves grow in a spiral configuration.
Pandanus tectorius is a small tree that grows up to 6 m (18.3 ft) high. It is supported by prop roots that firmly anchor the tree to the ground, especially in loose sand. Its leaves are usually 90-150 cm (3-5 feet) long and 5-7 cm wide with saw-like edges.
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