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Kewra Fruit

Kewra Fruit
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Copyright: Haraprasan Nayak (haraprasan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1570 W: 101 N: 5421] (20403)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Trees
Camera: Nikon Coolpix E5600
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/60 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-04 3:47
Viewed: 5168
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kewra (Screw Pine)Pandanus fascicularis
Although it is cultivated in much parts of south Orissa (usually they are native). This I captured in the northern Orissa and completely a wild one.


Various species of the genus grow in tropical regions of Southeast and South Asia; some of those have fragrant leaves. The species most important as a source of kewra water is P. odoratissimus, which is native to South and peninsular South East Asia.

A closely related species is Pandanus tectorius Parkinson with a more Pacific distribution from Australia to Polynesia. Its flowers are fragrant, but it is not used for the production of kewra water.

Some other Pandanus species are valued because of their edible fruits or their strong leaves, which can be used for plating.

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Pandanales
Family: Pandanaceae
Genus: Pandanus
Species: fascicularis

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Excellent light and contrast, great view created by the light.
Best wishes,

Hi my friend, wonderful shot of this tropical fruit on its tree which I have not seen before with wonderful POV/DOF, natural colours and details.
Many thanks for sharing this.


Hi Haraprasan
Very interesting shot anf good informative note. Nicely presented with good sharpness and a field guide POV
Best wishes

Hello Haraprasan
Nice picture of this strange (at least for me) tree and its fruit! TFS and regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-04 4:18]

Hello Haraprasan,
very interesting plant. Colorful photo, good sharpness and details. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

Great "pattern catch" HP! The circulars are met with outwardly jutting straights...and there are some "pointies" in there as well to the mix...makes it an abstract piece of nature in patterns of organic energy! I love this kind of image..

What a shot, HP!And presented most artistically!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-04 9:19]

Hi Haraprasan,

I have never seen nor heard of Kewra before. Such a wonderful shot that I would recognize it if ever I came across it. Amazing clarity and wonderful colors. Beautifully composed against the leaves.


Hello Prasan,
Very good details in this beautiful image on the Screw Pine!
I thank you for the informative notes about the plant!
well done

very nice plant, is this one edible? TFS Ori

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-05 19:19]

Hello HP, Quite an interesting subject and you have thought and presented well. Good clarity shot. Well done. Ganesh

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