Kandelia candel (L.) Druce, Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles 3: 420 420 1914. (Syn: Bruguiera candel (L.) Steud.; Kandelia rheedei Wight & Arn.; Rhizophora candel L.);
Japan (Kyushu), India, peninsular Malaysia (sporadic), Ryukyu Isl., India, Myanmar [Burma] (Ayeyarwady), Thailand, Vietnam, NE-Sumatra, NW-Borneo, China (Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan), Taiwan, Andamans, Bangladesh, Philippines (Luzon), Singapore as per Catalogue of Life;
kan-duh-LEE-uh — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (ക്കണ്ടല്‍)
KAN-del — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (ക്കണ്ടല്‍) … Hortus Malabaricus by Hendrik van Rheede

posted pic of Kandelia candel
viviparous mangrove species,
fruit capped by the persistent sepals whose tips bend backwards to the fruit stalk.
pneumatophores absent

Family Rhizophoraceae
pics taken in the mangrove forests at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Chorao island, Goa in Feb 2009.


Sharing the flowering of the mangrove Kandelia candel, seen by me  in Sep ’10 at Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa-mangrove section.

Kandelia candel : Devbagh:
Kandelia candel : A mangrove species. Observed in Devbagh
Family :Rhizophoraceae
This was observed growing naturally and also planted.
Small evrgreen tree.
Flower size 4cm

These are some of the pictures of the area through which we walked to observe many mangroves from close distance

Very nice, branching out into Mangroves, are you,  …? Soon you will have a catalogue of them…. it seems… Never seen so many mangrove flowers before, thank you…
Noticed a bridge not too far from this last pic’s greenery-patch, so what do environmentalists think of the future of this mangrove with encroaching pollution that the traffic will bring and silt deposits that the bridge-pillions will encourage, I wonder… or has that been studied here or elsewhere on the west coast…….??? The shape of the bases makes me think its not a very old bridge…

Konkan, May 2014 :: Bruguiera gymnorrhiza :: 04JUN2014 :: ARK-08 : Mixed thread: 9 posts by 3 authors. 5 correct images as above.
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

This is Kandelia candel.
Family : Rhizophoraceae.
Rhizophora, Kandelia & Bruguiera belong to same family i.e. Rhizophoraceae.


Names of Plants in India :: Kandelia candel (L.) Druce:
Kandelia candel (L.) Druce … (family: Rhizophoraceae)

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
kan-duh-LEE-uh — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (ക്കണ്ടല്‍)
KAN-del — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (ക്കണ്ടല്‍)Hortus Malabaricus by Hendrik van Rheede
commonly known as: dichotomous cymed mangrove, narrow-leaved kandeliaBengali: guriaKannada: ¿ ಕಾಂದಳೆ ? kandaleMalayalam: ക്കണ്ടല്‍ kantal, ചെറുക്കണ്ടല്‍ cheru-kantalMarathi: कांदळ kandalOriya: ରସୁଣିଆ rasuniaTamil: கண்டல் kantal, பூக்கண்டல் pu-k-kantal, துவர்க்கண்டல் tuvar-k-kantalTelugu: kandigala, thuvar-kandan
botanical names: Kandelia candel (L.) Druce … synonyms: Rhizophora candel L. … The Plants ListKandelia rheedii Wight & Arn. (nom. illeg.) … Wikipedia
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Photographed at Chiplun … 6 MAR 11
… more views on flickr.
Please help me by:
1) validating the Kannada name ಕಾಂದಳೆ (kandale)
2) providing the Telugu names — kandigala, thuvar-kandan in native script.

A small correction in the Malayalam script.  Kantal or kandal is to be written as കണ്ടല്‍.
Also Cheru-kantal should be written as ചെറുകണ്ടല്‍.

Thank you very very much for correcting these errors, … I have corrected my notes in flickr accordingly.
I have made correction in Names of Plants in India site too … … Malayalam: ചെറുകണ്ടല്‍ cheru-kantal, എഴുത്താണിക്കണ്ടൽ eluttanikkantal, കണ്ടല്‍ kantal

In both Malayalam and English spellings needs only ‘‘ and ‘k‘. So  kan-duh-LEE-uh — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (കണ്ടൽ)

KAN-del — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (കണ്ടൽ)

Correct spelling is ചെറുകണ്ടൽ cherukantal  എഴുത്താണികണ്ടൽ ezhuthanikantal  കണ്ടൽ kantal
Hence no use of ‘ക്ക’ and ‘kk’.

Thanks very much, …, for your keen eyes and for pointing out these errors.

These were pointed out earlier by … and I had corrected them, but inadvertently, I copy-pasted the old mistaken spellings.
I am revising the notes and correcting them.

kan-duh-LEE-uh — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (കണ്ടൽ)

KAN-del — from Malabar name of the plant, kantal (കണ്ടൽ)

commonly known as: candel mangrove, dichotomous-cymed mangrove, narrow-leaved kandelia • Bengali: গোরিয়া goria • Gujarati: ગોરિયા goriya • Kannada: ಕಾಂದಳೆ kaandale • Konkani: कांदळ kandal • Malayalam: ചെറുകണ്ടൽ cherukantal, എഴുത്താണികണ്ടൽ ezhuthanikantal, കണ്ടൽ kantal • Marathi: कांदळ kandal • Odia: ରସୁଣିଆ rasunia • Tamil: கண்டல் kantal, பூக்கண்டல் pu-k-kantal, துவர்க்கண்டல் tuvar-k-kantal • Telugu: కందిగల kandigala, తువరకందన్ thuvarkandan

ചെറുകണ്ടൽ cherukantal, കണ്ടൽ kantal
  • Many thanks to Sandhya Sasidharan for help with these names … efloraofindia
  • Many thanks to Sam Kuzhalanattu for help with these names … efloraofindia
  • കണ്ടൽ … kantal or kandal or variants of this name, is a name given for mangrove in general, or its timber, in most of the languages in peninsular India; the genus name Kandelia as well as the epithet candel is derived from this Malabar name
എഴുത്താണികണ്ടൽ ezhuthanikantal

വിക്കിപീഡിയ – സ്വതന്ത്രസർവ്വവിജ്ഞാനകോശം

~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
कांदळ kandal
  • Further Flowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar, the second among the three field guides to identify plants of northern Western Ghats of India, based on flowers
~~~~~ ODIA ~~~~~
ରସୁଣିଆ rasunia
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
கண்டல் kantal, பூக்கண்டல் pu-k-kantal, துவர்க்கண்டல் tuvar-k-kantal
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
కందిగల kandigala, తువరకందన్ thuvarkandan
~~~~~ DISTRIBUTION in States and Union Territories of India ~~~~~
Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, West Bengal
~~~~~ x ~~~~~


Flora of Kaiga – Kali river 18052013PJ3 : Attachments (1).  1 post by 1 author.

Sharing Kandelia candel, an Eumangrove of River Kali. Mangrove areas are ideal for nature study, bird watching , boating, fishing etc..
Date/Time-: 2/05/13 – 08:30am
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Tree
Height/Length- 6-8m


Bangla name(s) of Kandelia candel : 3 posts by 2 authors.

Please help me with the names: goria or guria
Would it be গরিযা or গুরিযা
গরিযা or গুরিযা
or yet else ?

goria = গোরিয়া  guria = গুড়িয়া 

ID KANNUR 09/02/22: 2 high res. images.
Please identify this shrub from a riparian system at Kannur district. 22/1/22

A suggestion: efi thread. But I am not sure of the ID.

Kandelia candal

I also agree as per images at Kandelia candel


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