Rhizophora apiculata Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae 1: 91 91 1827. (Syn: Rhizophora candelaria DC.);
Australia (N-Northern Territory, NE-Queensland), Java, Bismarck Archipelago, Sri
Lanka, India, Vietnam, Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Philippines (throughout),
Sulawesi, Moluccas, Lesser Sunda Isl., New Guinea, Bismarck Arch. (New Britain),
peninsular Malaysia (all coasts), Singapore, Cocos (Keeling) Isl., China
(Guangdong), Micronesia (Yap, Truk, Moen, Dublon, Nukuoro, Pohnpei), Palau Isl.
(Babeldaob, Koror), Southern Marianas (Guam), Nauru, New Caledonia, Andamans
(North Andamans, Middle Andamans, South Andamans, Little Andaman Isl.), Nicobars
(Car Nicobar Isl., North Nicobars, Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little
Nicobar Isl.), Myanmar [Burma] (Ayeyarwady, Taninthayi), Pakistan (Sind, Indus
Delta), Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life;
Rhizophora apiculata: Rhizophora species, probably apiculata
havelock island at the edge of the sea.
most of the mangroves here have been destroyed
Good pics of this mangrove species. Mangroves are the most threatened habitats… the cost of global warming and sea level rise.
Many thanks for your appreciation. This part of havelock called the elephant beach bore the brunt of the tsunami. Also the earthquake caused a shift in the earth plates in the andamans, and some of the areas became to low to sustain mangroves.
Thanks, …, I also think it should be Rhizophora apiculata as per GBIF– Specimen and as per Keys in Flora of China.
Plant for ID: Devbagh SMP1 4/05/2012: Medium height mangrove tree. Observed in Devbagh. April 2012
Couldn’t fit to any species known to me.
This is Rhizophora sp. mostly R. mucronata where leaves are mucronate.
On second thought this could be Rhizophora apiculata looking at the leaves (I missed the image depicting leaves while posting my comment). But the identification based on leaves is not conclusive since the key is on the corolla that is missing in the images.