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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida

Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple
Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioidea
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The tree is usually found in tidal river-banks and creeks with mud banks.

Flowers large (10cm diameter) with petals narrow and dark red, and many long white stamens that are pink at the base, forming a powder-puff shape. Flowers only open for one night and have an offensive smell. The fruit is large, about 4 cm across, green, leathery berries with a star-shaped base. When ripe, the fruits are eaten raw or cooked.


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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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