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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It was formerly called B. General Biology The plant grows in cylinfrica inner mangroves, often forming pure stands. The crushed bark has an unusual odour which is repulsive to fish and this wood is not therefore used for fish traps. Read more about the Malpighiales order. Petals thin, white tipped with tassels.

Used as firewood and timber. World Register of Marine Species. Stipules pale yellow or greenish.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Bruguiera cylindrica (Linnaeus) Blume

The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity. The seed does not detach itself from the flower stalk but germinates where it is and is known as a propagule. The petals of the flower hold loose pollen and are under tension. It is used for parts of the hull and, especially, for the keel of canoes in the Maldive Islands. Tassels on petal tips. They have 8 long green sepals and 8 smaller, greenish-white petals with several little bristles on the tip.

The wood is used in construction, piles, telegraph poles, railway sleepers, fish stakes, tool handles, scaffolding, etc.


Mangrove swamps are habitats with great biodiversity. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

The petals turn brown rapidly. Short cylidrica and also knee roots. Young radicles may be eaten as a vegetable or preserve after boiling. Bruguiera cylindrica on the NParks Flora and Fauna website: Small flowers, several in a cluster on one stalk.

In traditional medicine, the skin of the fruit is bfuguiera to stop bleeding and the leaves are used to lower blood pressure. If you wish to contribute any images, documents, videos or other forms of media, or if cyindrica have any queries…. Make your own badge here.

Bruguiera cylindrica – Useful Tropical Plants

Mangrove and wetland wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park. Leaves eye-shaped cm long stiff leathery glossy, arranged opposite one another.

The timber of Bruguiera cylindrica is dense, reddish and strong and is used in construction. Locally, in various sites. Parts of the tree are eaten; the root tips are relished in Thailand; the bark supplies a spice and the young shoots are boiled and served as a vegetable. Unlike some other mangroves, it does not regenerate easily from broken off branches. According to Burkill, the propagules are occasionally eaten after boiling, and according to Giersen eaten with sugar and coconut.

Bruguiera malabarica Arnold Rhizophora caryophylloides Burm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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. Sungei Buloh Besar, Jun Bruguiera cylindrica is a mangrove in the family Rhizophoraceae.


The flowers are in small bunches of in the axils of the leaves. This is probably the most commonly seen tree in our mangroves. Bruguiera cylindrica Linnaeus Blume [1].

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Calyx cup-shaped pale greenish or white with 8 stout, long lobes. Bruguiera cylindrica Scientific classification Kingdom: Probably the most common mangrove tree in Singapore. Burguiera per leaf angle, sepals light green and sticking out at right angles to the fruit; seed germinates in fruit, their hypocotyl up to 15 cm long, like a green or purplish cigarette and often slighly curved.

Many terrestrial insects visit mangroves including herbivoresparasites and predators. Leaves are simple, elliptic, cylindrrica cm, opposite and a petiole that is often reddish. Description This is a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores.

Bruguiera cylindrica

According to Tomlinson, the flowers are pollinated by day flying insects such as butterflies. The flowers are pollinated by insects and release a cloud of pollen when probed at the base by the insect’s mouthparts. This beuguiera a tree of about 20 m high with short buttresses and kneed pneumatophores. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Bakau putih on Singapore shores. Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map.