Bruguiera cylindrica

මල් කඩොල්


Since this species produce beautiful flowers, this species is locally called “Mal-Kadol” (Flowering Mangroves). Slender, curved propagules are produced. This is a rare mangrove species in Sri Lanka. “Knee-Roots” are produced as respiratory roots. Viviparous propagules are present.

This species is used in the traditional medicine and the flowers are useful for beekeeping.


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