The -pan graph is the graph obtained by joining a cycle graph to a singleton graph with a bridge. The -pan graph is therefore isomorphic with the -tadpole graph. The special case of the 3-pan graph is sometimes known as the paw graph and the 4-pan graph as the banner graph (ISGCI).
Koh et al. (1980) showed that -tadpole graphs are graceful for , 1, or 3 (mod 4) and conjectured that all tadpole graphs are graceful (Gallian 2018). Guo (1994) apparently completed the proof by filling in the missing case in the process of showing that tadpoles are graceful when or 2 (mod 4) (Gallian 2018), thus establishing that pan graphs are graceful.
The fact that the -pan graphs, corresponding to -tadpole graphs, are graceful for , 2 (mod 4) follows immediately from adding the label to the "handle" vertex adjacent to the verex with label 0 in a cycle graph labeling.
The -pan graph has chromatic polynomial
which has recurrence equation