Pandanus candelabrum diamond tree

Diamond trees

A plant that has similar roots to a mango tree, has been suggested as growing only on kimberlite pipes.

Does the Pandanus candelabrum plant show where diamonds may be found in Africa?

Pandanus candelabrum diamond tree

Is this natural electroculture, natures electric fertilizer?

a thorny plant with stilt-like aerial roots seems to be an indicator species for diamond-bearing kimberlite formations … Tentatively identified as P candelabrum, the plant could even be a new species … Similar to mangrove trees in its roots and rising to a height of 10 metres or more, with spiny, palmlike fronds, the plant was used by locals to thatch their roofs.
African plant points to diamond bearing kimberlite in soil | International Business Times

I have the tree of diamonds

How and why is the diamond tree found there?

Pandanus candelabrum diamonds kimberlite

Haggerty has confirmed the presence of the plant at another kimberlite pipe 50km to the southeast, but it does not seem to grow elsewhere … Plants have been known to exhibit preferences for certain soils, thus signalling ore-bearing rocks.

But the new plant is the first such indicator species for diamond-bearing kimberlite, an igneous-rock matrix composed of carbonate, garnet, olivine, etc with a variety of trace minerals.
African plant points to diamond bearing kimberlite in soil | International Business Times

How has it survived if the relatively small and widely separated kimberlite outcroppings are the only place it grows?

A bonus to the pipe location is that an unusual botanical indicator, Pandanus candelabrum, is now recognized exclusively on the pipe and not in eluvium covering the adjacent kimberlite dikes.
Discovery of a kimberlite pipe and recognition of a diagnostic botanical indicator in NW Liberia

How has the tree spread/propagated to the different kimberlite diamond pipes?

diamonds trees plants indicators Pandanus candelabrum

tentatively identified the plant as P. candelabrum, a poorly understood species in a family that ranges from Cameroon to Senegal. He says it could be a subspecies or a new species altogether.
Rare African plant signals diamonds beneath the soil | Science Mag

Are there other plants or life forms in other continents that are indicators of possible diamond bearing rocks?

He believes the plant has adapted to kimberlite soils, which are rich in magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. “It sounds like a very good fertilizer, which it is,” says Haggerty
African plant points to diamond bearing kimberlite in soil | IB Times

Could similar exclusive prospecting plants be found on other pipes such as breccia pipes? and lamproite pipes etc?

Potential differences

What are the possible theories about how the diamond tree has come about and why it is potentially only found there?

  • This species of screw palm has naturally evolved with its habitat and survival of the fittest etc
  • The diamond plant can only grow where the special kimberlite mixture of chemicals, soil, rocks and environment are found
  • Plants and life forms are changed by the local natural energy/field (Morphic, electromagnetic forces etc) and the kimberlite rock formations are very different to the wider local area
  • The electromagnetic events that possibly creates diamondiferous lamproite and kimberlite pipes and the diamonds in them also adapted/transmuted the original chandelier tree?

Pandanus candelabrum diamond plant