Range Description: This species is widespread and found in Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, China, Taiwan, India (including Nicobar and Andaman Islands). Ceriops tagal is a shrub or small tree with compact crown. It usually grows up to 6 m. Bark flecking, light grey, smooth with buttress roots and thin breathing roots. Tengar Ceriops tagal. Family Rhizophoraceae Eastern Africa to Southeast Asia, Australia, Melanesia. Locally present in northern sites. Shrub or rarely tree, to 7.

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Flowers small, many one one stalk. It is also used to dye mats. Description A small to moderately tall tree of up to 20 m high, it has a distinct trunk and short basal buttresses originating as short basal stilt roots.

Introduction A compact branched tree or shrub with tafal distinctive root growth, fascinating growth habit and seeds, occurring in the tidal estuaries, lagoons and swamps, as a member of mangrove forest. Indiese wortelboomZulu: Indian mangrove EngIndiese wortelboom Afrisinkaha Zul. Therefore, the crabs indirectly aerate the mud, by opening small holes for shelter under the tree.

Leaves are large, opposite tayal at right angles to the next pair, thickly leathery to almost fleshy, yellowish green, with rounded tip; midrib prominent below; margin entire, sometimes wavy.

The Singapore Red Data Book: Read more about the Malpighiales order. Sometimes with short buttresses which might have started as short stilt roots at the base cerikps the tree, pneumatophores sometimes seen as looped surface roots.

Leave this field blank. Trees of southern Africa. The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and may loop up in places. Just like Rhizophora mucronataC. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Sungei Buloh, Sep Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree.


This page was last edited on 27 Aprilat The bark contains tannins and, in general, it is used as an astringent, haemostatic and as a quinine substitute to cure malaria and it has also been used to treat diabetes. Retrieved 30 June ceriips According to Hsuan Keng, it was found in Jurong and Changi. It is a protected tree in South Africa.

Mangrove wood is known to be very hard with csriops water permeability and resistant to borer and with high density and, therefore, very heavy wood, which makes very attractive timber for construction of huts, for boats, houses, fences and also fire wood. Click here to register. It was formerly called C.

Views Read Edit View history. The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. Full Sun Gardening skill: Ceriops tagal occurs in frost-free, summer rainfall regions in mangrove forest swamps along the coastline from Kosi Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, to Mozambique, through tropical East Africa and Australia.

This species is highly prized for fuelwood in many parts of its range, where it is considered second only to species of Rhizophora in the mangrove swamps.

If not, the seed is carried away by the tides, and then at low tide, the seed is inserted taal the mud further away from the mother plant, to germinate. Leaf stalk usually not pinkish.

It can grow with its roots in water, but will not thrive in boggy, water-logged soil. Pulau Ubin, Jan View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. Pulau Semakau, Jan 09 Propagules hang down. Hypocotyl long pointed cm long with fluted ridges along the length and a white collar when ready to drop off.


Ceriops tagal

If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms tagwl media, or if you have any queries…. It usually grows up to 6 m. Fruit brown and smooth without any texture. The flowers are borne singly in the leaf axils; each has a long stalk and a short calyx tube, and parts in fives or sixes. Dark green in the shade, greenish yellow in full sun.

Flowers are small, 5 mm long, Fruits are conical, have a hypocotyl that grows up to 20 cm long and 5 mm wide and ridged. Email us at dbsthh nus. The mangrove often drops older leaves on to the ground where the crabs grab them for food. Retrieved from ” https: When the fruit has matured, the seed drops and sticks in the mud and so germination takes place.

mangrove flora: tengar (ceriops tagal)

taagal Isinkaha [4] is a mangrove tree species in the family Rhizophoraceae. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? The viviparous fruit develops an emerging hypocotyl while still on the tree, forming a long tube with a heavy end pointed at the ground.