Scientific name

Kandelia candel


Medium-sized tree is less than 10 meters in height in Okinawa. When grown , roots on the ground surface become like a buttress. Flower is white. Bears propagule. Distributed in Asia between Japan and India. In Japan, it can be seen in Okinawa, Tanegashima, Amami-Oshima, Yakushima and others. K. candel in Kiire town of Satsuma-Hantou Peninsula is designated by the Japanese government as a natural monument. Propagules in Tanegashima Island has been successfully transplanted into Izu of Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan. They bloom and bear fruit every year. Main use of this species in South East Asia is firewood.
 

Root
Stem
Leaf
Flower
Fruit
buttress
lenticeld
oval
campanulate shape
pencil shape
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