Sonneratia alba J.E. Smith

 
  • Family : SONNERATIACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sonneratia alba Sm.
  • Vernacular name : Nakshathrakandel (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Mangrove forests
  • Comments / notes : The fruit is edible
  • Key identification features : A mangrove and littoral tree
  • Flower, Fruit : February-July
  • Collection Nos : KFP 6959, KFP 10971, KFP 11376
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Ernakulam district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district, Cuttack district, Koraput district
  • World Distribution : India, Andamans (India), Madagascar, SE. Continental Asia to N. Australia, Ryu Kyu Islands, Micronesia, Solaman Islands, The new Hebrides, New Calidonia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : Saldanha, C. J. 1996. Flora of Karnataka vol. 2; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; 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=Sonneratia alba. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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