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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Just like Rhizophora mucronataC. Indian mangrove EngIndiese wortelboom Afrisinkaha Zul. Ceriops tagal spurred mangrove[3] Indian mangroveAfrikaans: The bark was one of the chief dyes in Malaya and the batik industry, producing shades of purple, brown and black.

Ceriops tagal

Ceriops timoriensis Domin Ceriops timoriensis DC. Sow fresh seeds on the surface and slightly cover with river sand and keep moist. Photos of Tengar putih for free download from wildsingapore flickr. Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite one another.


It is a protected tree in South Africa. This tree with rather plasticky thick rounded-tipped leaves is sometimes seen in our mangroves. Sungei Buloh, Sep Flowers are small, white, leathery in terminal clusters offlowering Aug-Mar.

The mangrove does not thrive in anaerobic mud banks, but does well in aerobic mud. Ceriops tagal In Mozambique Conservation status.

Pulau Semakau, Jan 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. Retrieved 30 June Make your own badge here.

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”. According to Hsuan Keng, it was found in Jurong and Changi.

Ceriops tagal (Perr.) , – Overview

References Hsuan Keng, S. Retrieved from ” https: Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. Externally it is used in lotions to treat malignant ulcers and abdominal ailments. 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 ceiops.

It was said the natives of the Andamans sometimes eat the fruit. 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. 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. The Singapore Red Data Book: Pulau Semakau, Jan 09 Propagules hang down.

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It grows on well-drained soil, within the reach of occasional tides in the inner mangrove. References Coates Palgrave, K.