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Heritiera littoralis, Dungun, Looking-glass Mangrove

Heritiera littoralis

Dungun, Looking-glass Mangrove
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Origin: Western Pacific
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Low, much branched, evergreen tree, to 15 m tall; buttresses at the base of the trunk and plank or ribbon type roots; bark pinkish gray, smooth becoming flaky when older; leaf blades dark green above and silvery white below, withering dull orange-yellow, oblong to elliptic, leathery; flowers in hanging yellowish tassels; fruits purple-brown, woody, shiny with a stiff keel on one side.



Heritiera littoralis, Dungun, Looking-glass Mangrove
Heritiera littoralis, Dungun, Looking-glass Mangrove


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