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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Bruguiera cylindrica Scientific classification Kingdom: It is commonly used as fuel and in charcoal production. Although it usually produces abundant propagules and a tree is often festooned with many of them, the tree itself grows slowly.

The timber of Cylindric cylindrica is dense, reddish and strong and is used in construction. Flowers are greenish and grouped in threes. Parts of the tree are eaten; the root tips are relished in Thailand; the bark supplies a spice and the young shoots are boiled and served as a vegetable. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is particularly bruvuiera in the back mangroves.

Native, Naturalised and Cultivated Species. Short buttresses and also knee roots. Tree up to 20 m tall with buttresses and kneed pneumatophores; bark grey, cylindricx leaves opposite, blades light green, thin, elliptic; stipules pale yellow or greenish.

Bruguiera cylindrica Linnaeus Blume [1].

Bruguiera cylindrica – Useful Tropical Plants

According to Giersen, the timber is heavy and reddish. Small flowers, several in a cluster on one stalk. Read more about the Rhizophoraceae family.

Grows on stiff clay behind Avicennia at the seaface; can grow on newly formed soils unsuitable to other mangroves, leaving better soils to the other species. The seed does not detach itself from the flower stalk but germinates where it is and is known as a propagule. Unlike some other mangroves, it does not regenerate easily from broken off branches. The apical leaf in the bud is covered with a bfuguiera cm long stipule that drops off as the former develops.

The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension. Beside the generalist insects, each species of mangrove has its own associated leaf feeders and wood borers. Related Documents The Bruguiera Ccylindrica species in the mangroves of Singapore, especially on the new record and the rediscovery. The roots spread out widely to provide stability in the waterlogged soil. The wood is cylindfica in construction, piles, telegraph poles, railway sleepers, fish stakes, tool handles, scaffolding, etc.

Bruguiera cylindrica on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Bark produces a peculiar odour which frightens away fish.

According to Burkill, the propagules are occasionally eaten after boiling, and according to Giersen eaten with sugar and coconut.

Bruguiera cylindrica

Probably the most common mangrove tree in Singapore. According to Tomlinson, the flowers are pollinated by day flying insects such as butterflies. Light green ripening to purple, the hypocotyl is often slightly curved. Views Read Edit View history. The Digital Cylinxrica Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: Sungei Buloh, Apr The flowers hruguiera pollinated by insects and release a cloud of pollen when probed at the base by the insect’s mouthparts.

Bark greyish with small corky bumps lenticels.

Leaves eye-shaped cm long stiff leathery glossy, arranged opposite one another. A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore I. The glossy green leaves are opposite, simple and elliptical with pointed ends. Used as firewood and timber. Leaves are simple, elliptic, x cm, opposite and a petiole bruguiega is often reddish. Mangrove and wetland wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park.

Tassels on petal tips. Email us at dbsthh nus.

Related People Jean Yong. Propagule develops on the parent plant: Stipules pale yellow or greenish. In the Malay language it is known as bakau putih.

Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica) on the Shores of Singapore

Petals thin, white tipped with tassels. Calyx cup-shaped pale greenish or white with 8 stout, long lobes. It grows in mangrove swamps in south east Asia. The flowers are in small bunches of in the axils of the leaves. Want to share your sightings?

Bruguiera cylindrica is a mangrove in the family Rhizophoraceae.