Pangium edule (Achariaceae) drift endocarps first records from UK and Bermuda waters and a review of NW European records

  • Declan Thomas Gerard Quigley Dingle Oceanworld
  • Paul Gainey
  • Andy Dinsdale
Keywords: seed dispersal; buoyancy; ocean currents; ethnobotany


During 2015, two drift endocarps of Pangium edule were found stranded in southern British waters, the first from Dungeness, Kent (25/09/2015) and the second from Loe Bay Beach, Cornwall (13/11/2015). The specimens represent the first records of P. edule drift endocarps from British waters. Four specimens have previously been recorded from Dutch (3) and Danish (1) waters. A first record of P. edule from Bermuda (NW Atlantic) in mid-December 2015 is also reported.