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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December Click [show] for important translation instructions. The fruit is split by the extruding thick, hard radicle, which develops into a primary root penetrating deeply into the soil. Heritiera littoralis Heritiera littoralis, looking-glass Heritiera comprises about 35 species, heirtiera majority of which occur in tropical Asia and with Heritiera littoralis as the most widespread species.

Heritiera littoralis

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Developing fruits Photograph by: Toxicants from mangrove plants, 6. In tropical Asia the wood is more commonly used, particularly for rice pounders and other domestic articles, littogalis sometimes also for piling, bridges and shipbuilding.

The grain is interlocked, texture fine and even. In Africa two other species occur, although these are often considered to belong to a separate genus Tarrietia.

Send a request for permission. A wealth of colour photographs bring each plant vividly to life. There are 17 citations in Afrirefs related to Heritiera littoralis Aiton. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Fruit of samara, x cm, pale brown, with a broad keel on one side, littoralix, shining; seed heritifra.

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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. In durability tests in Tanzania, fungi showed a particularly high affinity for Heritiera littoralis wood.

It is sometimes also found on rocky shores, and lirtoralis often on the banks of tidal rivers.

Use dmy dates from July Articles to be expanded from December All articles to be expanded Articles needing translation from Japanese Wikipedia Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs All stub articles. The wood is excellent firewood, having a high energy value. In tropical Asia a seed extract is used to treat diarrhoea and dysentery. Inflorescence an axillary panicle up to 18 cm long, much-branched, scaly hairy.

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BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Another species used this way is the fruits of the tabon-tabon tree Atuna racemosa.

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Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Seeds are eaten by large crabs, monkeys and wild pigs. Moreover, crabs may damage seedlings. Heritiera littoralisthe looking-glass mangrove is a large tree with wing shaped nuts, which is most easily recognised by the silvery scales on the underside of its leaves, which therefore appear green from top and white from below, although Litsea mellifera A.

Trees, to 25 m high, bark vertically fissured; branchlets lepidote. Along the coasts of eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands it occurs only locally abundantly e. Not all trees produce buttress roots – as can be seen from this small but fairly old specimen Photograph by: A distinct subspecies of Heritiera littoralis has been described from Madagascar: Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.


Trees can be grown right on the short line, as here in Hawaii Photograph by: Ripe fruits Photograph by: Exact name of German article]]; see its history for attribution. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. There are citation in scholarly articles related to Heritiera littoralis Aiton.

Bois de table Fr. Biodiversity Documentation for Kerala Part 6: Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Fruit of Heritiera littoralis in a mangrove in the Andamans. It is probably difficult to impregnate with preservative because gum-like deposits are present. The latter compound also showed activity against boll weevils. Moth larvae and beetles Curculionidae and Scolytidae may damage seeds of Heritiera littoralis. Heritiera littoralis Mei he Wikipedia x – 37k – jpg to.

Moreover, it occurs in too small quantities to allow cutting on a larger scale. Kuntze Balanopteris tothila Gaertn. In Kenya a root decoction is used to treat mouth infection and toothache. This Malvales -related article is a stub.

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