Comoros (Mayotte, etc.), ?Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique,
South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, E-Cape Prov.), Seychelles, Madagascar, China
(Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan), Taiwan, Australia (Northern Territory,
Queensland, New South Wales), Ryukyu Isl., Java, Bismarck Archipelago, India,
Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Vietnam, Fiji, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna Isl.,
peninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines (throughout), Sulawesi, Lesser
Sunda Isl., Moluccas, New Guinea, Singapore, Maldives, Bangladesh, Christmas
Isl. (Austr.), American Samoa (Tutuila, Aunu’u), Gilbert Isl. (Butaritari,
Abemama, Tabiteuea), Marshall Isl. (Bikini, Rongelap, Utirik, Lae, Ailuk,
Likiep, Aur, Ailinglapalap, Majuro, Arno, Jaluit, Ebon), Micronesia (Yap,
Woleai, Faraulap, Ifaluk, Lamotrek, Satawal, Namonuito, Truk, Moen, Dublon, Tol,
Udot, Fefan, Pis, Losap, Namoluk, Lukunor, Satawan, Nukuoro, Pohnpei, Pingelap,
Kosrae), Nauru, Palau Isl. (Babeldaob, Koror, Aulupse’el, Urukthapel), Tonga
(Tongatapu), Southern Marianas (Saipan, Guam), Western Samoa (Aleipata Islands),
Rotuma Isl., Andamans (North Andamans, Middle Andamans, South Andamans, Little
Andaman Isl.), Nicobars (Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobars, Central Nicobars,
Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.)
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
commonly known as: black mangrove, Burma mangrove, large-leafed mangrove, oriental mangroveBengali: kankra,natingaGujarati: સનવર sanavarKannada: ಕೊಳಚೆ ಗಿಡ kolache gidaKonkani: इंप्ळी impliMalayalam: കണ്ടല്‍ kantalMarathi: झुंबर zumbarOriya: banduriTamil: sigapukokandamTelugu: దుద్దుపొన్న dudduponna

broog-wee-ER-a — named for Jean Guillaume Bruguiere, French biologist and explorer
jim-no-RY-zuh — from the Greek gymnos (naked) and rhiza (root) 
 


 

I have 2 photos of a flower … it is a query from one of my flickr friends.
To me it looks like Bruguiera gymnorhiza.
Some info:
garlands at a big flower market in Kolkata … garland-makers told that the plant has lots of nectar … the garlands smelled like honey
Please validate.


Links for Bruguiera gymnorhiza:
http://mangrove.nus.edu.sg/guidebooks/text/1054.htm (details with a flower picture),
To me it looks different or the full flower picture is not posted as something is missing in the centre. 


do I consider that you too believe this to be Bruguiera gymnorhiza ?


I can’t say- I just checked the links & gave my remarks on your species.


Daniel Mosquin, who had sent me the query is convinced, and he believes it to be Bruguiera gymnorhiza.
He referred this link particularly :
FOS pg 27 is what I had referred for tentative identification.
I think if the sender is convinced, it may be the same as the flower picture is not complete & I am not familiar with similar flowers.
On checking up on net I could not find these flowers used in garlands, though it is quite possible to have them in Kolkata from Sundarbans & Coastal areas nearby.


Efforts of Dinesh ji & confirmation from Daniel Mosquin is now a big story, stumping so many on Id except our own Dinesh ji- see the big story at: http://www.humanflowerproject.com/
Now I recall I think these flowers are used in Kali Temple, Kolkata for garlanding the deity. I will have a close look when I get the opportunity to do so next time in Kolkata.


Daniel happened to remember me and I happened to remember the flower in FOS pg 27 !!
But I wanted to equally make sure that these flowers are commonly used for making garlands in Kolkata.


 

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Names of Plants in India :: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza:  Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Savigny
06 MAR 11, Bahiravali, Maharashtra
Would like to get Bengali names for this plant, kankra and natinga in Bangla script.
Reference: bioSearch v 1.2


… calling … for Tamil name sigapukokandam in Tamil script.
Reference: ENVIS – FRLHT<http://envis.frlht.org/plant_details.php?disp_id=4630>


via Species‎ > ‎B‎ > Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Savigny
Flowers of IndiaDiscussions at efloraofindiamore views in flickrmore views on Google Earth
broog-wee-ER-a — named for Jean Guillaume Bruguiere, French biologist and explorer
jim-no-RY-zuh — from the Greek gymnos (naked) and rhiza (root)

commonly known as: black mangrove, Burma mangrove, large-leafed mangrove, oriental mangroveBengali: kankra,natingaGujarati: સનવર sanavarKannada: ಕೊಳಚೆ ಗಿಡ kolache gidaKonkani: इंप्ळी impliMalayalam: കണ്ടല്‍ kantalMarathi: झुंबर zumbarOriya: banduriTamil: sigapukokandamTelugu: దుద్దుపొన్న dudduponna
botanical names: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Savigny … synonyms: Bruguiera conjugata auct. • Rhizophora gymnorhiza L. (basionym)


Update:
Telugu: ఉరడ vurada


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Bruguiera gymnorrhiza: Sharing few pics of one more Mangrove sp. from Achara Creek, Maharashtra.
Bot. name: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza
Family:
Rhizophoracea
Habitat: Wild (Mangrove)
Plant habit: Tree


This is the plant we saw in Sundarban mangrove area – locally called ‘Kankra’, if I am not mistaken.


Bruguiera gymnorrhiza from Sundarban, West Bengal: SCFEB02: 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.)Lam. (Rhizophoraceae), also known as black mangrove.
Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic-oblong to elliptic-ovate, coriaceous.Flowers regular, reddish; calyx campanulate, 10-16 lobed; corolla pubescent at base; stamens enclosed in pairs by petals; style slender, filiform with 3-4 lobes. Fruits with hypocotyl to 25cm long, cylindric. 
Stems used in building, fishing boats, houses, electric poles, charcoal making and to extract tannin. Leaves used as fodder.
The photographs are taken from the world’s largest mangrove forest of Sundarban.


Beautiful post …, from an interesting place.. thanks for sharing..


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Another plant from Sundarbans. I think it is Bruguiera gymnorrizha,
locally known as Kankra– which means Crabsthe flowers look like red crabs which abundant the shore.

Bruguiera gymnorrizha confirmed!!
Belongs to Rhizophoraceae Family, along with other mangrove members such as Rhizophora sps., Ceriops sps.


Bruguiera gymnorhiza

Konkan, May 2014 :: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza :: 04JUN2014 :: ARK-08 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6) …………………

Requesting to please validate the ID (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) of this mangrove captured in a small village near the Konkan coast, Devgad, Maharashtra in May 2014.


Yes this is B.gymnorhiza. The red large flowers are characteristic.


Bruguiera sexangula 

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Thanks for the pictures. I am also much confuse regarding this species. In Sundarbans part of Bangladesh could 3 species occur. I am attached here with some picture in three e-mails. I hope all of you cordial suggestion.

8 images.


Yes this is B.gymnorhiza. The red large flowers are characteristic.


These images by …, will be of Bruguiera sexangula (Loureiro) Poiret as calyx base ribbed and yellowish as per Keys in Flora of China.
Also fruit is smaller compared to those of Bruguiera gymnorhiza


Bruguiera gymnorhiza

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Bruguiera sexangula

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bruguiera gymnorrhiza: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza of the Rhizophoraceae family- a few weeks ago, at the edge of the sea- havelock island, andamans


is called Kankda in Bengal. 


Nice photographs… this mangrove plant is very common in Sundarban region of W.B. I had also seen a few of this plant in Taki, Basirhat, WB and is locally known as “Kankra“.

There is a mix up here.


The 1st image is of Bruguiera sexangula (Loureiro) Poiret as calyx base ribbed and yellowish as per Keys in Flora of China.
While other two images are of Bruguiera gymnorhiza


 
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