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 growth habit is columnar or multi-stemmed and the tree develops large buttress roots.

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This tree grows in most well-drained soil types, provided that there is sufficient water. In Singapore, this species does not grow very well from its rarity and small size. The twigs are jointed and ceruops swollen nodes. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

The durable wood is used in house construction. Threatened plants and animals of Singapore. The mangrove does not thrive in anaerobic mud banks, but does well in aerobic mud.


It is also used to dye mats. Flowers are cerops, 5 mm long, Fruits are conical, have a hypocotyl that grows up to 20 cm long and 5 mm wide and ridged. The flowers are borne singly in the leaf axils; each has a long stalk and a short calyx tube, and parts in fives or sixes.

Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. Leave this field blank. The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and may loop up in places.

These crabs also benefit the trees by removing dead organic material under the trees, such as dead roots. Views Read Edit View history. Petals tiny frilly, white that turn orange-brown.

Sometimes with short buttresses which might have started as short stilt roots at the base of the tree, pneumatophores sometimes seen as looped surface roots. It can grow with its roots in water, but will not thrive in boggy, water-logged soil.

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Ceriops tagal (Perr.) , – Overview

According to Hsuan Keng, it was found in Jurong and Changi. Dark green in the shade, greenish yellow in full sun. The paired stamens are enclosed in the petals which open explosively when disturbed. References Hsuan Keng, S. Ceriops mossambicensis Klotzsch Ceriops pauciflora Benth. This species is propagated from seeds.


Ceriops tagal

The Singapore Red Data Book: By using this site, you agree to the Yagal of Use and Privacy Policy. Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite one another.

Leaf stalk usually not pinkish. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. Pulau Ubin, Jan The bark contains tannins and, in general, it is used as an astringent, haemostatic and as a quinine substitute to cure malaria and it tgal also been used to treat diabetes.

The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension. References Coates Palgrave, K.

It usually grows up to 6 m.