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 complete field guide to trees of Natal, Zululand and Transkei. Externally it is used in lotions to treat malignant ulcers and abdominal ailments.

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Ceriops tagal spurred mangrove[3] Indian mangroveAfrikaans: It is also used to dye mats. When probed at the base, the petal unzips to scatter a cloud of pollen over the head of the moth. Trees of southern Africa. Photos of Tengar putih for free download from wildsingapore flickr.

Mangrove wood is known to be very hard with creiops 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.

According to Hsuan Keng, it was found in Jurong and Changi. The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and may loop up in places. The mangrove often drops older leaves on to the ground where the crabs grab them for food.

Tengar putih (Ceriops tagal) on the Shores of Singapore

Email us at dbsthh nus. 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. Introduction A compact branched tree or shrub with a distinctive root growth, fascinating growth habit and seeds, occurring in the tidal estuaries, lagoons and swamps, taga a member of mangrove forest.


veriops Ceriops mossambicensis Klotzsch Ceriops pauciflora Benth. 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 Flowers are small, white, leathery in terminal clusters offlowering Aug-Mar. Natal Flora Publication trust. Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite one another.

Leave this field blank. The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. It is frost sensitive, but can withstand cold conditions. Pneumatophores breathing roots sometimes develop as looped surface roots as in Bruguiera. Leaves are large, opposite and at right angles to the next pair, thickly leathery to almost fleshy, yellowish green, with rounded tip; fagal prominent below; margin entire, sometimes wavy.

Hypocotyl long pointed cm long with fluted ridges along the length and a white collar when ready to drop off.

Flowers open mainly in the evening with a “faint but fragrant odour” and may remain open the following day. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

Sungei Buloh, Sep A small quantity of nectar is secreted. Read more about the Rhizophoraceae family. A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore I. Fruit green, oval berry, leathery, from which a seedling grows while the fruit is still on the tree; a thin, ridged hypocotyl drops from the fruit when mature and roots in the mud, Dec-Mar.

Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Pulau Semakau, Jan 09 Propagules hang down. Full Sun Gardening skill: Isinkaha [4] is a mangrove tree species in the family Rhizophoraceae. Pulau Semakau, Jan Retrieved 30 June If not, tabal seed feriops 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. Human Uses The trunk is used in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten.


The bark was also used for tanning and toughening fishing lines.

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. Ceriopd mangrove does not thrive in anaerobic mud banks, but does well in aerobic mud. Make your own badge here.

Pulau Ubin, Jan Ceriops tagal on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Calyx thick with lobes.

Ceriops tagal

What code is in the image? It was formerly called C. The trunk is txgal in house building and for fuel, bark for tanning and the fruits are sometimes eaten. Description A small to moderately tall tree of up to 20 m high, it has a distinct trunk and short basal buttresses originating as short basal stilt roots. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. The viviparous fruit develops an emerging hypocotyl while still on the tree, forming a long tube with a heavy end pointed at the ground.

Ceriops tagal is a shrub or small tree with compact crown.