Range Description: In south and southeast Asia, this species is found in Brunei Darussalam, southern China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia. Heritiera littoralis occurs along the coast of eastern Africa from Kenya through Tanzania to Mozambique, in the Indian Ocean islands, tropical Asia, tropical. Trees, to 25 m high, bark vertically fissured; branchlets lepidote. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules free, lateral, cauducous; petiole mm, stout; lamina.

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Forest and Kim Starr. Heritiera littoralis occurs on the ligtoralis side of mangroves, where fresh water mixes with sea water or predominates. The wood is not susceptible to powder-post beetles, and is reported to be resistant to marine borers, but not always to termites. This Malvales -related article is a stub. Do not translate text that appears unreliable or low-quality.

Citation in news articles. Evergreen, monoecious, small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall, but usually smaller; bole up to 60 cm in diameter, often twisted and stunted, with thin, wavy and ribbon-like buttresses, often extending far out; bark fissured, greyish.


December Click [show] for important translation instructions. Samadera littoralis Dryander Oken Sutherlandia littoralis J. Related observations Show all. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle.

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Heritiera comprises about 35 species, the majority of which occur in tropical Asia and with Heritiera littoralis as the most widespread species. In durability tests in Tanzania, fungi showed a particularly high affinity for Heritiera littoralis wood.

Readable yet also very detailed. When washed up on a beach, the flattened base of the fruit weakens, allowing moisture to penetrate.

Heritiera littoralis Dryand.

You must provide copyright attribution in the edit summary by providing an interlanguage link to the source of your translation. Fruit of samara, x cm, pale brown, with a broad keel on one side, smooth, shining; seed one. Retrieved 4 March Herjtiera Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also includes information referring to territorial hritiera of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. The tree is harvested for timber and littlralis valued for its toughness, durability, and resistance to saltwater.


Heritiera littoralis Identification guide – Heritiera Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. It can be downloaded from the Internet. Seed oblong-ellipsoid, flattened, c. Fruit of Heritiera littoralis in a mangrove in the Andamans. Heritiera littoralis Heritiera littoralis, looking-glass In the Philippines the roots are used as fish poison. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

Close-up of the mature fruit Photograph by: There are 11 Wikipedia citations related to Heritiera littoralis Aiton. Native names for the tree include: This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Can include ecosystem services.

Seeds are eaten by large crabs, monkeys and wild pigs. Another species used this way is the littoarlis of the tabon-tabon tree Atuna racemosa. National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya.

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. In tests in Japan, an ethanol extract of Heritiera littoralis branches showed strong DPPH 2,2-diphenylpicrylhydrazyl radical scavenging activity.