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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User specific search options User. Heriyiera Kampong Publications, California. Life heritieera are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Sasidharan,Flora of Karnataka, Sharma B. Citation in scholarly articles. Interesting buttress roots Photograph by: Seed oblong-ellipsoid, flattened, c.

In tropical Asia the wood is more commonly used, particularly for rice pounders and other domestic articles, but sometimes also for piling, bridges and shipbuilding. In Kenya a root decoction is used to treat mouth infection and toothache.

Technology Biodiversity in India. Tree Heritiera littoralis x – 8k – jpg picasaweb.

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. In Africa two other species occur, although these are littorails considered to belong to a separate genus Tarrietia.


Heritiera littoralis

High percentages of seeds may show evidence of borers, and research in Australia showed that very few seeds contain an intact embryo. Fruit of samara, x cm, pale brown, with a broad keel on one side, smooth, shining; seed one. Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa. The seed is occasionally eaten and has been used as a cola substitute.

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Moth larvae and beetles Curculionidae and Scolytidae may damage seeds of Heritiera littoralis. Ripening fruits Photograph by: It is sometimes also found on rocky shores, and more often on the banks of tidal rivers. Livingstone, London, United Kingdom.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Bois de table Fr. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. When washed up on a beach, the flattened base of the fruit weakens, allowing moisture litgoralis penetrate.

In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. Powered by the open herigiera Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.


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Toxicants from mangrove plants, 6. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Smith in the family Lauraceaehas the same type of leaves.

Heritiera littoralis – Useful Tropical Plants

The tree’s tough wood has historically been used in boat-building. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records.

As such, it is commonly used in shipbuilding and in making pilings, bridges, and wharves. This Malvales -related article is a stub. Along the coasts of eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands it occurs only locally abundantly e.

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Readable yet also very detailed. Littoraliw partner Strand Life Sciences. Inflorescence an axillary panicle up to 18 cm long, much-branched, scaly hairy. The wood is not susceptible to powder-post beetles, and is reported to be resistant to marine borers, but not always to termites.

Heritiera littoralis Identification guide – Heritiera Send a request for permission.