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(Brunei) : lingajong laut
(Malay) : bakau aleh-aleh
(Thai) : rangkathae
(Vietnamese) : v[ej]t thang
Evergreen shrub or small tree, up to 7 m tall. Stem base thickened, without buttresses or pneumatophores; bark reddish or greyish-brown, spongy. Leaves decussate, elliptical-oblong or narrowly so, to obovate-oblong, 6-13 cm x 2-6 cm. Flowers in an axillary, cymose inflorescence; calyx deeply 5-lobed, the lobes reflexed in fruit; petals white, multifid; stamens many. Fruit ovoid, with the sharply pointed hypocotyl developing while still on the tree.
Ecology and distributionNatural Habitat
K. candel occurs locally on banks of tidal rivers among other mangrove species, but is rather rare.
Coastal areas of India, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Indo-China, eastern China, Taiwan, Japan, Peninsular Malaysia, north-eastern Sumatra and Borneo (West Kalimantan, Brunei and Sabah)
Propagation and management
Functional usesProductsFuel: The wood is used as fuelwood and for charcoal production. Tannin or dyestuff: The bark is suitable for tanning heavy leather and for dyeing in red and brown colours. Timber: The wood is used for temporary constructions.
Soil improver: As green manure.
Tannin or dyestuff: The bark contains about 17% tannin.
BibliographySosef, M.S.M. & van der Maesen, L.J.G., 1997. Kandelia candel (L.) Druce. In Faridah Hanum, I. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (Eds.): Plant Resources of South-East Asia No. 11. Auxiliary Plants. Prosea Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia. pp. 286.
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