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2. Rhizophora apiculata Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 1:91. 1827. Enum. Pl. Java 1:91. 1827; Alston in Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 6: 107. 1931; Ding Hou in van Steenis, Fl. Males. 1(5): 452. 1958; Khan, M.S. l.c 14.


  • Rhizophora candellaria DC.
  • Rhizophora conjugata sensu Arn.

    Usually a small tree or large shrub with spreading crown supported by stilt roots descending from branches. Leaves with 1.5-2.5 (-3) cm long, reddish tinged petioles; lamina elliptic-oblong to ± lanceolate-ovate, 7-15 (-18) cm long, 3-6 (-8) cm broad, cuneate at the base, entire, apiculate-acute and shortly mucronate at the tips, glabrous, dark-green above, pale-green and brownish-black dotted on lower side; stipules oblong-lanceolate, 4-8 cm long. Peduncles 2-flowered, shorter than the petioles, borne in axils of fallen leaf scars. Flowers sessile, in pairs, yellow; bracteoles cup-shaped, crenulate, fleshy, Hypanthium short. Calyx-lobes ovate to ovate-oblong, 10-14 mm long, brownish-yellow to reddish, acute, keeled. Petals white, linear to oblong-lanceolate, 8-11 mm long, thin, glabrous. Stamens nearly sessile, anthers 6-8 mm long, apiculateacute. Ovary partly inferior, superior free upper part bluntly conical; style c. 1 mm long, stigma 2-lobed. Fruit ovoid-obpyriform, 2-2.5 cm long, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, rugose. Hypocotyl cylindrical, rugose, up to 40 cm long, c.1.2 cm broad, dull-green to ± purplish.

    Fl. Per.: July-September.

    Type: Described from Java.

    Distribution: S.E. Africa, Pakistan eastwards to Micronesia through Malaysia.

    Uses and vernacular names of this species are probably same as those of the preceding one.


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