Rhizophora mucronata Poir.

 
  • Family : RHIZOPHORACEAE
    (MANGROVE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Rhizophoraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Kandal (Tamil); Rai, Rohi (Oria); Ponna, Uppu ponna (Telugu); Panachikandal, Pranthan kandal, Pikandal (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tidal forests
  • Key identification features : A mangrove tree
  • Flower, Fruit : April-October
  • Collection Nos : KFP 2054, KFP 11369
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Kannur district, Kasaragod district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Jagatsinghpur district, Koraput district
    • Tamil Nadu : Cuddalore district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • 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=Rhizophora mucronata. Downloaded on 9 December 2019.

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