Kandelia candel (L.) Druce

 
  • Family : RHIZOPHORACEAE
    (MANGROVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhizophoraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Kandelia candel (L.) Druce
  • Vernacular name : Gualia, Rasunia, Bhara (Oria); Thuvar kandan, Kandigala (Telugu); Cherukandal, Nallakandal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tidal forests
  • Key identification features : A littoral tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-August
  • Collection Nos : KFP 1173, KFP 11368
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Koraput district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia, Indo-China
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; 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=Kandelia candel. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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