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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Ceriops tagal (Perr.) , – Overview

It is frost sensitive, but can withstand cold conditions. Hypocotyl long pointed cm long with fluted ridges along the length and a white tagall when ready to drop off. Sometimes with short buttresses which might have started as short stilt roots at the base of the tree, pneumatophores sometimes seen as looped surface ceriiops. Mangrove wood is known to be cerjops hard with no water taggal 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.

Want to share your sightings? Isinkaha [4] is a mangrove tree species in the family Rhizophoraceae. It is also used in the manufacture of charcoal, [5] and is favoured as firewood, being second only to Rhizophora spp. 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.

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It is listed as ‘Vulnerable’ on the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Brown at first, they change colour as they mature and the hypocotyl emerges. White collar on propagule.

The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. Sooty mould and scale insects are the potential problems and pests for this tree. This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to ceriols automated spam submissions. Ng and Ho Hua Chew, 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.

Guide to Plant Families of southern Africa. Ceriops tagal In Txgal Conservation status. The radiating anchor roots are sometimes exposed and may loop up in places.

Tengar putih (Ceriops tagal) on the Shores of Singapore

This species is highly prized for fuelwood in many parts of its range, where it is considered second only to species of Rhizophora in the ceirops swamps. The twigs are jointed and have swollen nodes.


Sow fresh seeds on the surface and slightly cover with river sand and keep moist. Leaves spatula shaped cmthick glossy, arranged opposite one another. In Singapore, this species does not grow very well from its rarity and small size.

Ceriops tagal

Pulau Hantu, Apr Tree grows to about 20m tall, but in Singapore they are much shorter and often just bushes. Leaves are simple, opposite, x cm, oblong to elliptic and without prominent veins. Ceriops forsteniana Blume Ceriops globulifera Boreau ex Tul.

Branches are large, thick and almost fleshy, and marked with scars. Google QR Code Generator. Bark smooth or slightly fissured, pale grey or white often with a red tinge, peeling in thick strips from the buttressed portion. Therefore, the crabs indirectly aerate the mud, by opening small holes for shelter under the tree.

Click here to register. This page was last edited on 27 Aprilat Natal Flora Publication trust. References Coates Palgrave, K. Dark green in the shade, greenish yellow in full sun. It usually grows ceruops to 6 m. The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: