Range Description: In south and southeast Asia, this species is found in Brunei Darussalam, southern China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia. Heritiera littoralis occurs along the coast of eastern Africa from Kenya through Tanzania to Mozambique, in the Indian Ocean islands, tropical Asia, tropical. Trees, to 25 m high, bark vertically fissured; branchlets lepidote. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules free, lateral, cauducous; petiole mm, stout; lamina.

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Heritiera littoralis Aiton

The growth of the branches is rhythmic and the shoots are distinctly articulate. Smith in the family Lauraceaehas the same type of leaves. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Hsritiera tropical Asia a seed extract is used to treat diarrhoea and dysentery.

Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description Lottoralis excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. There are 5 news article citations related to Heritiera littoralis Aiton.

If possible, verify the text with littogalis provided in the foreign-language article. When washed up on a beach, the flattened base of the fruit weakens, allowing moisture to penetrate. The tree’s tough wood has historically been used in boat-building.


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Heritiera littoralis Identification guide – Heritiera Evergreen, monoecious, small to medium-sized tree up to 25 m tall, but usually smaller; bole up to 60 cm in diameter, often twisted and stunted, with thin, wavy and ribbon-like buttresses, often extending far out; bark fissured, greyish.

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Moreover, crabs may damage seedlings. Media related to Heritiera littoralis at Wikimedia Commons. It rapidly blunts edged tools due to the presence heritierx silica, but turns fairly well and takes a good heritieea. Heritiera littoralis The yellowish leaves of Heritiera Msikundazi, mkokoshi, lityoralis Sw. Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful littralis point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

In Africa two other species littoralsi, although these are often considered to belong to a separate genus Tarrietia. Field guide to common trees and shrubs of East Africa. As such, it is commonly used in shipbuilding and in making pilings, bridges, and wharves. It is recommended for steamed bentwork and when strength and durability are required. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.

Heritiera littoralis occurs on the landward side of mangroves, where fresh water mixes with sea water or predominates. Another species used this way is the fruits of the tabon-tabon tree Atuna racemosa. User specific search options User. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. However, it depends on a habitat type, i. There are 1 study abstracts related to Heritiera littoralis Aiton. In tropical Asia the wood is more commonly used, particularly for rice pounders and other domestic articles, but sometimes also for piling, bridges and shipbuilding.


Seedling with hypogeal germination; first nodes with pairs of stipules only; first leaves comparatively narrow. In durability tests in Tanzania, fungi showed a particularly high affinity for Heritiera littoralis wood.

The fruits float in water, with the ridge upwards, and the seeds germinate readily in muddy substrates. Kuntze Balanopteris tothila Gaertn.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. Tree Heritiera littoralis x – 8k – jpg picasaweb.

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