Ceriops tagal

Common name in Sri Lanka is Chirukandal tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Chiru kandal
Botanical Name  Ceriops tagal
Origin of species  Native
Family  Rhizophoraceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V5
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -2.5g
-Leaf cycle -Perennial
Conservation Status  Least concern
Growth Rate  Slow
Crown type  Shrubby
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Prop root, tap root
Preferred Soils  Sandy and saline soils
Impact on Soil  Modification of pH
Salinity tolerance  Yes
Human uses
Economic Importance  Medicine
Distribution  Trinco
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time
Flower Color  White
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit