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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The viviparous fruit develops an emerging hypocotyl while still on the tree, forming cerips long tube with a heavy end pointed at the ground. This tree grows in most well-drained soil types, provided that there is sufficient water. Mangrove wood is known to be very hard with no water permeability and resistant to borer and with tagql density and, therefore, very heavy wood, which makes very attractive timber for construction of huts, for boats, houses, fences and also fire wood.

Ceriops tagal

The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. The durable wood is used in house construction. It can grow with its roots in water, but will not thrive in boggy, water-logged soil.

Flowers small, many one one stalk. 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.


Pulau Hantu, Apr Calyx thick with lobes. Medicinal uses include the bark for women in childbirth and as part of a lotion for ulcers. Red list of South African plants.

Bark smooth or slightly fissured, pale grey or white often with ceriopps red tinge, peeling in thick strips from the buttressed portion. When probed at the base, the petal unzips to scatter a cloud of pollen over the head of the moth.

Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. The complete field guide to trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei.

Ng and Ho Hua Chew, List Bruguiera arnottiana Wight ex Arn. These crabs also benefit the trees by removing dead organic material under the trees, cerkops as dead roots. According to Hsuan Keng, it was found in Jurong and Changi. The growth habit is columnar or multi-stemmed and the tree develops large buttress roots. According to Tomlinson, the flowers are pollinated by small night-flying moths. Make your own badge here. Pulau Semakau, Jan Tree grows to about 20m tall, but in Singapore they are much shorter and often just bushes.

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cwriops Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. 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. In Singapore, this species does not grow very well from its rarity and small size. Ideally this tree would be well suited to moist or wet gardens preferably in summer rainfall areas, with annual rainfall of about mm and a minimum annual temperature of about If not, the seed is carried away by the tides, and then at low tide, the seed is inserted in the mud further away from the mother plant, to germinate.

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The paired stamens are enclosed in the petals which open explosively when disturbed. Brown at first, they change colour as they mature and the hypocotyl emerges.

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The trunk is used in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten. The bark is silvery-grey to orangeish-brown, smooth with occasional pustular lenticels.

References Hsuan Keng, S. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions. Petals tiny frilly, white that turn orange-brown. The twigs are jointed and have swollen nodes. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Bark flecking, light grey, smooth with buttress roots and thin breathing roots.