Rhizophora mucronata

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
  • Synonyms : Rhizophora macrorrhiza Griff.
  • Common Name : Asiatic Mangrove, Karod
  • Plant Family : Rhizophoraceae
  • Plant Form : Tree
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Rhizophora mucronata Plant :

  • Habit : An evergreen, large shrub or a small tree with brown smooth bark, young branches with annular marks.
  • Leaves : Elliptic-oblong or elliptic-lanceolate, glabrous, nigro-punctate beneath.
  • Inflorescence : Pedunculate cymes.
  • Flowers : Creamy-white, subsessile.
  • Fruit : Ovoid-conical, crowned by persistent calyx lobes.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August - December