Class: Eudicots. Order: Malpighiales. Family: Rhizophoraceae. Genus: Bruguiera . Species: B. cylindrica. Common Names: Bakau Putih. Status: Native, Common. Bakau putih. Bruguiera cylindrica. Family Rhizophoraceae Southeast Asia to Australia. Locally, in various sites. Tree up to 20 m tall with buttresses and kneed . Bruguiera cylindrica is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow up to 23 metres tall, though it is usually rather smaller. The bole can be up to 20 – 30cm in .
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Roots showing kneed pneumatophores loops protruding out of the sand Kneed roots of Bruguiera cylindrica Bruguiera parviflora branch left differs in being more delicate and flowers are smaller and more elongated than Bruguiera cylindrica. Beside the generalist insects, each species of mangrove has its own associated leaf feeders and wood borers.
This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat This is a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores. Sapling Flowers Fruiting branch Close up of sepals. Retrieved from ” https: The glossy green leaves are opposite, simple and elliptical with pointed ends. Young radicles may be eaten as a vegetable or preserve after boiling.
Flowers small 1cmemerging from one short stalk.
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Unlike some other mangroves, it does not regenerate easily from broken off branches. The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension.
Views Read Edit View history. Probably the most common mangrove tree in Singapore. Photos Bakau putih for free download from wildsingapore flickr. It is commonly used as fuel and in charcoal production. It grows in mangrove swamps in south east Asia.
The fruit germinates on the tree, producing a 15 cm long hypocotyl that is grooved and angled. When probed at the base, the petal unzips to scatter a cloud of pollen over the head of the visiting insect.
Bruguiera cylindrica can be confused with Bruguiera gymnorhizabut that has larger, red flowers and red sepals which remain attached to the propagule, which is a straight cylinder in shape rather than being slightly curved.
Sivasothi editors Volume 1: Short buttresses and also knee roots. It was formerly called B. Stipules pale yellow or greenish. Bruguiera cylindrica is a mangrove in the family Rhizophoraceae. World Register of Marine Species.
Tree up to 20 m tall with buttresses and kneed pneumatophores; bark grey, smooth; leaves opposite, blades light green, thin, elliptic; stipules pale yellow or greenish. Flowers are greenish and grouped in threes.
Read more about the Rhizophoraceae family. It cylibdrica used for parts of the hull and, especially, for the keel of canoes in the Maldive Islands. In the Malay language it is known as bakau putih. It is particularly common in the back mangroves. Sungei Buloh Besar, Apr Description This is a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores.
mangrove flora: bakau putih (bruguiera cylindrica)
The apical leaf in the bud is covered with a 3 cm long stipule that drops off as the former develops. Bruguiera cylindrica on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Bark produces a peculiar odour which frightens away fish. According to Giersen, the timber is heavy and reddish.
Sungei Buloh, Apr Although it usually produces abundant propagules and a tree is often festooned with many of them, the tree itself grows slowly. Human Uses The wood is used in construction, piles, telegraph poles, railway sleepers, fish stakes, tool handles, scaffolding, etc.
Small flowers, several in a cluster on one stalk.