Avicennia marina var. marina (Forssk.) Vierh.

 
  • Family : VERBENACEAE
    (VERBENA or VERVAIN FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh.
  • Common name : Grey Mangrove, Grey Avicennia
  • Vernacular name : Chakkapoo, Cheru uppatti, Orei (Malayalam); Dhal bani, Mada (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Tree
  • Habitat : Littoral forests
  • Comments / notes : Wood is very strong and used for timber and fuel.
  • Flower, Fruit : March-July
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Ernakulam district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Cuttack district, Koraput district, Sambalpur district, Kendrapara district
  • World Distribution : Paleotropics
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; 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=Avicennia marina var. marina. Downloaded on 23 October 2019.

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