Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco

 
  • Family : MYRSINACEAE
    (MYRSINE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Primulaceae
  • Basionym : Rhizophora corniculata L.
  • Synonym(s) : Aegiceras majus Gaertn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco
  • Common name : River Mangrove, Black Mangrove
  • Vernacular name : Kanjalaa, Shuli, Soole (Kannada); Pookandal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Mangrove forests and marshy areas
  • Comments / notes : Common along coastal estuaries
  • Key identification features : A Mangrove Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-September
  • Collector(s) Name : K.P.Sreenath, Raja Keshava Murthy & B.R.Ramesh; C.J.Saldanha & N.S.Ravindra
  • Collection Nos : KFP 5127, KFP 1330, KFP 6956
  • Collection Locality : Kundapur-Maravanthe road (Dakshina Kannada); Kulur-Mangalore road (Dakshina Kannada)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district, Balasore district, Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district mangrove
  • World Distribution : Tropical shores from Pakistan to Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Aegiceras corniculatum. Downloaded on 7 December 2019.

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