|BRIEF DESCRIPTION Small evergreen tree reaching 12 m in height or more and 30 cm in trunk diameter, with a rounded irregular crown. USES Wood used for posts, construction, tool handles, and firewood and charcoal. Bark rich in tannin and with medicinal properties. Flowers a source of honey. GROWING PERIOD Fast-growing perennial. It can produce flowers and fruit at less than 2 years. COMMON NAMES White mangrove, Mangrove, White buttowood, Mangle blanco, Mangle amarillo, Mangle chino, Sincahuite, Jeli de mangle, Paletuvier, Manglier blanc, Akira, Mangue, Mangue branco, Ma-kent-ma-bi. FURTHER INF White mangrove occurs in tropical American and West African mangrove forests. It is often found along the shores of lagoons and tidal rivers.
|SOURCES (L. racemosa (L.) Gaertn. f.)
Little E 1983 pp 320-323 [USE, DRA, RAIN, TEXT]
National RC 1980 pp 52-54 [DRA, SAL, TEXT, KTMP, TEMP, RAIN, DEP]