Scientific name

Sonneratia alba


The tree becomes about 30 meters tall in the tropics. Upright pneumatophore roots appear on the ground like bamboo shoot.

Widely distributed from Oceania to Madagascar. In Okinawa, it can be found in Iriomote, Ishigaki and Kohama islands , but the height is only 5-8 meters.

Utilized for firewood, furniture, paper materials, dye, etc. Fruits are edible but sour .
 

Root
Stem
Leaf
Flower
Fruit
pneumatophores (thick)
rough
obovate (egg-shaped)
linear
ball shape
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