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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Bruguiera cylindrica is a mangrove in the family Rhizophoraceae.

Bruguiera cylindrica

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. Bruguiera cylindrica Scientific classification Kingdom: Bruguiera cylindrica Linnaeus Blume [1]. It has been described as characteristic of newly established substrates and able to withdstand prolonged submersion.

Bguguiera you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if you have any queries…. They have 8 long green cylinsrica and 8 smaller, greenish-white petals with several little bristles on the tip. Locally, in various sites. World Register of Marine Species. According to Giersen, the timber is heavy and reddish. Sungei Buloh Besar, Apr The roots spread out widely to provide stability in the waterlogged soil.


Bruguiera cylindrica – Wikipedia

Human Uses The wood is used in construction, piles, telegraph poles, railway sleepers, fish stakes, tool handles, scaffolding, etc. Mangrove and wetland wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park. It is used for parts of the hull and, especially, for the keel of canoes in the Maldive Islands.

Bruguiera Flora of the Maldives. The timber of Bruguiera cylindrica is dense, reddish and strong and is used bruguieraa construction.

Unlike some other mangroves, it does not regenerate easily from broken off branches.

Leaves eye-shaped cm long stiff leathery glossy, arranged opposite one another. 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.

cylindroca Probably the most common mangrove tree in Singapore. Calyx cup-shaped pale greenish or white with 8 stout, long lobes. Beside the generalist insects, each species of mangrove has its own associated leaf feeders and wood borers.

Roots showing kneed pneumatophores loops protruding out of the sand Kneed roots of Bruguiera cylindrica Bruguiera parviflora branch left differs in being more delicate and flowers are smaller and more elongated than Bruguiera cylindrica. It grows in mangrove swamps in south east Asia. General Biology The plant grows in the inner mangroves, often forming pure stands.


Short buttresses and also knee roots. The fruit germinates on the tree, producing a 15 cm long hypocotyl that is bruguirra and angled. Bruguiera cylindrica on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Sivasothi editors Volume 1: Related People Jean Yong.

Sungei Buloh, Apr Mangrove swamps are habitats with great biodiversity. It was formerly called B. Tassels on petal tips. Yong and Yuen- Po Yang. 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.

In traditional medicine, the skin of the fruit is used to stop bleeding and the leaves are cyllindrica to lower blood pressure.

This is a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores. Many terrestrial insects visit mangroves including herbivoresparasites and predators. Bruguiera cylindrica can be confused with Bruguiera gymnorhizabut that has larger, red flowers and red sepals which remain attached to the propagule, which is a straight cylinder in shape rather than being slightly curved.

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