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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Ceroops complete field guide to trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. It is a protected tree in South Africa. Retrieved 30 June Flowers small, many one one stalk.
Ceriops tagal (Perr.) , – Overview
A Atgal to the Mangroves of Singapore I. Ceriops tagal is a shrub or small tree with compact crown. The bark was one of the chief dyes in Malaya and the batik industry, producing shades of purple, brown and black.
The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and may loop up in places. Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. It is frost sensitive, but can withstand cold conditions. It can grow with its roots in water, but will not thrive in boggy, water-logged soil. Read more about the Rhizophoraceae family.
Sungei Buloh, Sep These crabs also benefit the trees by removing dead organic material under the trees, such as dead roots. Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. A small quantity of nectar is secreted. This page was last edited on 27 Aprilat Leave this field blank.
Views Read Edit View history. Flowers are small, white, leathery in terminal clusters offlowering Aug-Mar. Google QR Code Generator. This tree with rather plasticky thick rounded-tipped leaves is sometimes seen in our mangroves. Pulau Ubin, Jan Plants of southern Africa: In Singapore, this species does not ceriopw very well from its rarity and small size. The mangrove does not thrive in anaerobic mud banks, but does well in aerobic mud.
Want to share your sightings? The bark is silvery-grey to orangeish-brown, smooth with occasional pustular lenticels.
Ceriops mossambicensis Klotzsch Ceriops pauciflora Benth. Sow fresh seeds on the surface and slightly cover with river sand and keep moist.
Calyx thick with lobes. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet?
Medicinal uses include the bark for women in childbirth and ceriope part of a lotion for ulcers. This species is named for its vernacular name in the Philippines. The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: Bark flecking, light grey, smooth with buttress roots and thin breathing roots.
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. Ceriops tagal on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Leaves are large, opposite and at right angles to the next pair, thickly leathery to almost fleshy, yellowish green, with rounded tip; midrib prominent below; margin entire, sometimes wavy.
Human Uses The trunk is used in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten. The paired stamens are enclosed in the petals which open explosively when disturbed. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?
Petals tiny frilly, white that turn orange-brown. Natal Flora Publication trust. Trees of southern Tafal.