Rhizophora apiculata

Common name in Sri Lanka is Mahakadol tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Maha kadol
Botanical Name  Rhizophora apiculata
Origin of species  Native
Family  Rhizophoraceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V5
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  571
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -3.7g
-Leaf cycle -Perennial
-Length -6-19 cm
-Width -3-10 cm
Conservation Status  Least concern
Growth Rate  Moderate
Crown type  Shrubby
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Prop root, aerial, tap root
Preferred Soils  Sandy and saline soil
Impact on Soil  Modification of pH
Salinity tolerance  Yes
Human uses
Economic Importance  Medicine, firewood
Distribution  In lagoons
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time
Flower Color  Ivory cream
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit