Rhizophora mucronata

Common name in Sri Lanka is Asiatic mangrove tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Kadol/ Asiatic mangrove
Botanical Name  Rhizophora mucronata
Origin of species  Native
Family  Rhizophoraceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V5
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  382
Photosynthetic Biomass
–                Picture of LEAF or tree
-Weight per leaf -3.7g
-Leaf cycle -Perennial
-Length -12cm
-Width -6cm
Conservation Status  Least concern
Growth Rate  Slow
Crown type  Round
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Prop root, tap root
Preferred Soils  Sandy and saline soil
Impact on Soil  Modification of pH
Salinity tolerance  Yes
Human uses
Economic Importance  Medicine, firewood,dry
Distribution  In lagoons
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time
Flower Color  White
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit