Aegialitis rotundifolia Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 111 1824. (syn: Aegialinites rotundifolius C.Presl; Aegialitis annulata Kurz [Illegitimate]);
Andamans, ?Nicobars, Bangladesh, Thailand, ?peninsular Malaysia, ?Sumatra,
Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Rakhine, Taninthayi) as per Catalogue of Life;
This species has a very restricted and patchy range in Bangladesh, India (mainly found in the Sundarbans where they are common, and Andhra Pradesh, Andamans and Nicolbar where they are rare), Myanmar, Thailand, and a in a single location in northern Sumatra, Indonesia. It is estimated that its total area of occupancy is less than 2,000 km².
This species ranges from common to rare, and has a very patchy distribution. Although there is no species specific population information, it can be assumed that there are areas of population decline throughout its range due to coastal development.
This species is found in the downstream estuarine zone in the mid to high intertidal region. This is a small shrub less of than two metres.
Mangrove plant ID from Bangladesh_SM_4008 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Picture take, Sep,2018 from Sonadia Island, Cox’s Bazar
This appears to be Aegialitis rotundifolia Roxb. [Plumbaginaceae]. It has been categorized as ‘Near Threatened’ in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.