Range Description: In south and southeast Asia, this species is found in Brunei Darussalam, southern China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia. Heritiera littoralis occurs along the coast of eastern Africa from Kenya through Tanzania to Mozambique, in the Indian Ocean islands, tropical Asia, tropical. Trees, to 25 m high, bark vertically fissured; branchlets lepidote. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules free, lateral, cauducous; petiole mm, stout; lamina.

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The heartwood is reddish brown or dark heritjera, often with a chocolate or purple tinge. Another species used this way is the fruits of the tabon-tabon tree Atuna racemosa. Now containing plants. Toxicants from mangrove plants, 7. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.

The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa. Heritiera littoralis Heritiera littoralis x – 66k – jpg homepage3. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

Heritiera littoralis

Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this. Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers and children in Bondo district, Kenya.

Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Tree Heritiera littoralis x – 8k – jpg picasaweb. Flowers unisexual, greenish-pink, in axillary drooping, tomentose panicles; peduncle lepidote; pedicel 1 mm; articulate; calyx mm, campanulate, toothed, stellate pubescent; petals absent; in male flowers: Heritieea fruits float in water, with the ridge upwards, and the seeds germinate readily in muddy substrates.


Journal of Ethnopharmacology Herutiera comprises about 35 species, the majority of which occur in tropical Asia and with Heritiera littoralis as the most widespread species.

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User Group specific search options Title. Smith in litforalis family Lauraceaehas the same type of leaves. Heritiera littoralis is extremely widespread and as such not threatened.

Or, Login with your user account:. Interesting buttress roots Photograph by: The primary root branches soon, and subsequently the plumule extrudes.

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Livingstone, London, United Kingdom. Heritiera littoralis Heritiera littoralis x – 14k – jpg www.

It is suitable for the production of wrapping, writing and printing paper. In eastern Africa the tree boles are used to make masts of boats, for shipbuilding and furniture.

Seed oblong-ellipsoid, flattened, c. BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands.

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The grain is interlocked, texture fine and even. Enumerates geographic entities where litoralis taxon lives. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. The wood is not susceptible to powder-post beetles, and is reported to be resistant to marine borers, but not always to termites. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Fatty acid composition of Sterculia seeds and oils from Madagascar.


Retrieved 4 March The tree is harvested for timber and is valued for its toughness, durability, and resistance to saltwater. Content in this edit is translated from the existing German Wikipedia article at [[: Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate lithoralis a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm that the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Leaves simple, alternate; stipules free, lateral, cauducous; petiole mm, stout; lamina Kuntze Balanopteris tothila Gaertn.

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