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  Ceriops tagal
 
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  Family: RHIZOPHORACEAE
  Citation:  Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B. Robins., Philipp. J. Sci. 3: 306. 1908. Rhizophora tagal Perr., Mem. Soc. Linn. Paris 3: 138. 1824. Ceriops candolleana Arn., Ann. Nat. Hist. 1: 364. 1838; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 469. 1958; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 457(323). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ankandal, Manjakandal
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  Description: Glabrous shrub or tree, upto 8 m or more tall, with grey-brown bark and stilt roots from lower part of stem. Leaves with 1.5-3.5 cm long petioles; lamina obovate to obovate-oblong rarely broadly elliptic-oblong, (3-) 4-8 (-10) cm long, (1.5-) 2-5 (-7) cm broad, cuneate at the base, obtuse at the apex, margins ± wavy, yellowish-green; stipules lanceolate-oblong, up to 2.5 cm long. Flowers small, c. 6-8 mm long, shortly pedicellate; disc 5-lobed; peduncles c. 1 cm long, 4-10-flowered; buds pentagonal; bracteoles obtuse, c. 2 mm long. Calyx-tube c. 2 mm long, lobes 5, triangular-ovate, 4-5 mm long, upright in flower, acute. Petals 5, oblong, c. 3 mm long, white, becoming brown later, basally coherent by hooked hairs, beset with 3 clavate appendages at the truncate apex. Staminal filaments 3-5 mm long, alternately short and long; anthers somewhat ovoid, shorter than the filaments, basifixed. Ovary half-inferior, protruding beyond the hypanthium; style c. 2 mm long, stigma simple. Fruit ovoid, 1.5-2.5 cm long, crowned by reflexed calyx lobes. Hypocotyl distinctly ridged lengthwise, up to 25 cm long.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-November
  District(s): Kollam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Mangrove forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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