Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.

 
  • Family : SONNERATIACEAE
    (Apple Mangrove Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : APPLE MANGROVE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Basionym : Rhizophora caseolaris L.
  • Synonym(s) : Sonneratia acida L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.
  • Common name : Apple Mangrove, Crabapple mangrove
  • Vernacular name :
    • Kandale (Kannada)
    • Blatti, Chakkarakandal, Puzhamunja, Thirala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Littoral and tidal swamp forests
  • Comments / notes : The cut pieces of pnematophores form a substitute for cork and in lining of small entomological boxes
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3391, KFP 4877, KFP 12426
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district
    • Andaman and Nicobar Islands : Andaman and Nicobar Island
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Hainan, India, Jawa, Indonesia, Maluku, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Sonneratia caseolaris. Downloaded on 24 June 2024.

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