|Etymology||Genus||Pandan, the Malayan word for the plant|
|Common Names||Pygmy Screwpine, Small Screwpine, Dwarf Screwpine|
|Status||Exotic: Cultivated Only|
To say that Pandanus pygmaeus is a common cultivated herb is an understatement. It can be found cultivated almost everywhere in public areas, due to its attractive variegated leaves.
The Pygmy Pandan is so named as it is one of the smallest pandan around. It is endemic to Madagascar, and found in freshwater wetlands, rock faces and near forested sites (FloraFaunaWeb, n.d.).
A cluster of Pygmy Pandan decorating the front of Mapletree Business City.
FloraFaunaWeb (n.d.) Pandanus pygmaeus Thouars. National Parks Board, Singapore. https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg. Accessed on 8-Dec-2018.