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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Views Read Edit View history. Brown at first, they change colour as they mature and the hypocotyl emerges. Human Uses The trunk is used in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten.

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Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite one another. Fruit brown and smooth without any texture.

If not, the seed is carried away by the tides, gagal then at low tide, the seed is inserted in the mud further away from the mother plant, to germinate. The bark was also used for tanning and toughening fishing lines. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Afrikaans-language text Articles containing Zulu-language text Articles containing Filipino-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from April Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms.


It can grow with its roots in water, but will not thrive in boggy, water-logged soil. A small quantity of nectar is secreted.

These crabs also benefit the trees by removing dead organic material under the trees, such as dead roots. Leaf stalk usually not pinkish. A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore I.

Ceriops tagal

Growing on a sea wall. Bark smooth or slightly fissured, pale grey or white often with a red tinge, peeling in thick tabal from the buttressed portion. Just like Rhizophora mucronataC. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in tagl genus.

It was said the natives of the Andamans sometimes eat the fruit. Branches are large, thick and almost fleshy, and marked with scars. Click here to register.

This tree with rather plasticky thick rounded-tipped leaves is sometimes seen in our mangroves. This species is named for its vernacular name in the Philippines. Forest Research Tagql Malaysia.

Dark green in the shade, greenish yellow in full sun. Flowers open mainly in the evening with a “faint tagxl fragrant odour” and may remain open the following day. According to Burkill, it is highly valued as firewood as well as timber and it is “exploited so much that well-grown trees are rare”.


Ceriops tagal spurred mangrove[3] Indian mangroveAfrikaans: Rhizophoraceae has about 16 genera and species worldwide in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and America, of which 4 of the genera occur in South Africa, with 10 species. It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore. Pulau Semakau, Jan Pulau Hantu, Apr The trunk is used in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten. Use a large-sized seed tray, fill the seed tray with coarse bark underneath for sufficient drainage, then fill the tray with river sand.

It is a protected tree in South Africa. Therefore, the crabs indirectly aerate the mud, by opening small holes for shelter under the tree. Trees of southern Africa. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Tsgal Policy.

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