Excoecaria agallocha

තෙල /තිල්ලං


Excoecaria agallocha, commonly known as the blind-your-eye mangrove or milky mangrove, is a species of mangrove tree. It belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae and is found in coastal regions of the Indian Ocean, the western Pacific Ocean, and parts of the Atlantic Ocean. Excoecaria agallocha is characterized by its milky sap, lanceolate leaves, and aerial roots. It is adapted to saline environments and can tolerate fluctuating water levels. However, it is important to note that the sap of this tree is highly toxic and can cause skin irritation and even blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. Despite its toxicity, Excoecaria agallocha plays a role in coastal ecosystems by providing habitat for various organisms and contributing to shoreline stabilization.

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