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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Leave this field blank. Brown at first, they change colour as they mature and the hypocotyl emerges. Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite tatal another. Flowers open mainly in the evening with a “faint but fragrant odour” and may remain open the following day.

Ceriops mossambicensis Klotzsch Ceriops pauciflora Benth. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Ceriops tagal

Growing on a sea wall. Retrieved from ” https: Sow fresh seeds on the surface and slightly cover with river sand and keep moist. What code is in the image? Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. According to Burkill, it is highly valued as firewood as well as timber and it is “exploited so much that well-grown trees taga, rare”. Retrieved 30 Creiops 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.


Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? It was said the natives of the Andamans sometimes eat the fruit.

The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and ceriopa loop up in places. Ceriops tagal In Mozambique Conservation status. If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension.

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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. Dark green in the shade, greenish yellow in full sun.

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Bark flecking, light grey, smooth with buttress roots and thin breathing roots. Hypocotyl long pointed cm long with fluted ridges along the length and a white collar when ready to drop off.

Leaf stalk usually not pinkish. Full Sun Gardening skill: The twigs are jointed and have swollen nodes.

It usually grows up to 6 m. Flowers are small, white, leathery in terminal clusters offlowering Aug-Mar. The durable wood is used in house construction. 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 a protected tree in South Africa.


In Singapore, this species does not grow very well from its rarity and small size. The growth habit is columnar or multi-stemmed and the tree develops large buttress roots.

Identification guide – Ceriops tagal

This tree with rather plasticky thick rounded-tipped leaves is sometimes seen in our mangroves. The bark contains tannins and, in general, it ceriopx used ceriop an astringent, haemostatic and as a quinine substitute to cure malaria and it has also been used to treat diabetes. Isinkaha [4] is a mangrove tree species in the family Rhizophoraceae.

It is frost sensitive, but can withstand cold conditions. Want to share your sightings? Branches are large, thick and almost fleshy, and marked with scars. When the fruit has matured, the seed drops and sticks in the mud and so germination takes place. Therefore, the crabs indirectly aerate the mud, by opening small holes for shelter under the tree. Mangrove wood is known to be very hard with no 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.