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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The seed does not detach itself from the flower stalk but germinates where it is and is known as a propagule.
Bark greyish with small corky bumps lenticels. Bruguiera cylindrica can be confused with Bruguiera gymnorhizabut that has larger, red flowers and red sepals which remain attached to the propagule, which bruugiera a straight cylinder in shape rather than being slightly curved. Petals thin, white tipped with tassels.
Calyx cup-shaped pale greenish or white with 8 stout, long lobes.
According to Tomlinson, the flowers are pollinated by day flying insects such as butterflies. The wood is used in construction, piles, telegraph poles, railway sleepers, fish stakes, tool handles, scaffolding, etc.
Used as firewood brubuiera timber.
Many terrestrial insects visit mangroves including herbivoresparasites and predators. Sungei Buloh, Apr It is commonly used as fuel and in charcoal production. Flowers small 1cmbrufuiera from one short stalk. They have 8 long green sepals and 8 smaller, greenish-white petals with several little bristles on the tip.
The aerial roots or pneumatophores project from the soil in knee-shaped loops and have many lenticels which allow air into the interconnecting roots while excluding water.
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Bruguiera cylindrica – Useful Tropical Plants
Bruguiera cylindrica on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Description This is a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores. The fruit germinates on the tree, producing a 15 cm long hypocotyl that is grooved and angled.
The Digital Nature Archive of Singapore is built up by the help of various people: 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 cylindrics.
Small flowers, several in a cluster on one stalk. World Register of Marine Species. Read more about the Malpighiales order. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
Bruguiera cylindrica Scientific classification Kingdom: Young radicles may be eaten as a vegetable or preserve after boiling. Bruguiera cylindrica is a mangrove in the family Rhizophoraceae.
WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Bruguiera cylindrica (Linnaeus) Blume
When probed at the base, the petal unzips to scatter a cloud of pollen over the head of the visiting insect. The glossy green leaves are opposite, simple and elliptical with pointed ends. Flowers per leaf angle, sepals light green and sticking out at right angles to the fruit; seed germinates in fruit, their hypocotyl up to 15 cm long, like a green or purplish cigarette and often slighly curved.
Sungei Buloh Besar, Jun General Biology The plant grows in the inner mangroves, often forming pure stands. It grows in mangrove swamps in south east Asia. Mangrove swamps are habitats with great biodiversity. Probably the most common mangrove tree in Singapore.
Locally, in various sites. Bruguiera malabarica Arnold Rhizophora caryophylloides Burm.
A Guide to the Mangroves of Singapore I. Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with ‘species’ microformats Taxonbars with automatically added basionyms. Stipules pale yellow or greenish. Leaves are simple, elliptic, x cm, opposite cylindriica a petiole that is often reddish.
Tree up to 20 m tall with buttresses and kneed pneumatophores; bark grey, smooth; leaves opposite, blades light green, thin, elliptic; stipules pale yellow or greenish. 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. There are a large number of marine invertebrates associated with mangolds including spongesascidiansmolluscsshrimps and crabs and also a number of fish and birds.
Email us at dbsthh nus. The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension. Read more about the Rhizophoraceae family. The petals turn brown rapidly.