Bruguiera cylindrica (L.) Blume

 
  • Family : RHIZOPHORACEAE
    (MANGROVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhizophoraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Bruguiera cylindrica (L.) Blume
  • Vernacular name : Karika, Kekra (Oria); Vu-rada (Telugu); Pannukkaucchi (Tamil); Kuttikandal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tidal forests
  • Key identification features : A Mangrove Tree
  • Flower, Fruit : January-October
  • Collection Nos : T. R. Bell 7747 (BLAT), Clement 15
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Puri district, Khurda district, Ganjam district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : India, SE. Asia, Malesia to N.Australia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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=Bruguiera cylindrica. Downloaded on 8 December 2019.

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