Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.

 
  • Family : SONNERATIACEAE
    (Apple Mangrove Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : APPLE MANGROVE FAMILY
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : LYTHRACEAE
  • Basionym : Rhizophora caseolaris L.
  • Synonym(s) : Sonneratia acida L.f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.
  • Common name : Apple Mangrove, Crabapple mangrove
  • Vernacular name : Kandale (Kannada); Blatti, Chakkarakandal, Puzhamunja, Thirala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Tidal forests
  • Comments / notes : The cut pieces of pnematophores form a substitute for cork and in lining of small entomological boxes
  • Key identification features : A mangrove and littoral tree
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3391, KFP 4877, KFP 12426
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Kendrapara district
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical to SE. Asia, N. Australia
  • 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 caseolaris. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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