Lumnitzera littorea

Black mangrove Lumnitzera littorea රතමිල්ල செங்கீரி This is one of the most rare mangrove species in Sri Lanka. It has been reported only in Maadu-River,Galle Sri Lanka. Since these trees produce red flower bunches, it is locally called as “Ratha-Milla”.  As the species is rare, uses are not reported but some parts are used for

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Xylocarpus granatum

Mutti-Kadol Xylocarpus granatum මුට්ටි කඩොල් முட்டிக்கண்டல் This species is locally called as “Mutti-Kadol” as its fruit looks like a tiny pot. This is species produces the largest mangrove fruit. It is a salt-tolerant plant that grows in brackish water and has adapted to survive in the harsh and ever-changing environments of the mangrove ecosystem. The

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Mud Crab

Image Source: Mud Crab, Mangrove Crab Scylla serrata Mangrove crabs are common in the mangrove ecosystems found in Sri Lanka and other tropical regions around the world. They can grow up to 25 centimeters in width and have a dark brown or olive-green shell with distinctive whitish markings. Mangrove crabs are omnivorous and feed

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