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Ceriops tagal

Authority(Perr.) C.B. Rob.
SynonymsCeriops candollana Arn., Rhizophora tagal Perr.
Common namesmangrove
Ecocrop code4435

BRIEF DESCRIPTION A branch, low shrub or a small to medium-sized evergreen tree with a slender stem and a compact crown reaching 5-15 m, rarely 25-40 m in height, and with a trunk diameter up to 20-40 cm. USES The bark, fruit and leaves is a source of tannin. The sap of the bark yields a red and black dye used in the batik industri and to preserve fishing nets and matting. A decoction of the bark has medicinal properties. The wood is used in general construction, as mine timber, posts, poles, tools, boat ribs and firewood and charcoal. An alcoholic drink can be obtain from the bark. GROWING PERIOD Perennial. COMMON NAMES Tagal mangrove, Indian mangrove, Indiese wortelboom, Spurred mangrove, Mangrove, Kirrari, Charri, Goran, Chirukandal, Tengar, Tengar samak, Tingi, Tongog, Tangir, Tangal, Takao-kohirugi, Tanggala tutu, Sambali-rongon, Smae, Samae, Prong, Prong daeng, Dza voi, Dza do. FURTHER INF Scientific synonym: C. candolleana, C. candolliana. Tagal is most common where seasonal climates prevail. Usually it occupies sites in the middle to landward zones of mangrove forests and along tidal rivers, where it may be flood either by normal high tides, or only by occasional high tides. It is common in well-drained soils of the landward boundaries of mangrove swamps, even where the soil surface may become dry and cracked. It can form dense pure stands or grow in the understory of other mangroves.
SOURCES (Ceriops tagal (Perr.) C.B.Robinson)
Little E 1983 pp 313-315 [DRA, USE, RAIN, SAL]
National RC 1980 pp 52-54 [DRA, SAL, TEXT, KTMP, TEMP, RAIN, DEP]
Lemmens R 1991 pp 65-67 [USE, RAIN, DRA, SAL, TEXT]