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Pakistan | Family List | Myrsinaceae | Aegiceras

Aegiceras corniculatus (Linn.) Blanco, Fl. Filip. 1:79. 1837. Mez in Engler, l.c. 55; Jafri, l.c. 241; R.R. Stewart, l.c. 532.

Vern.: Chawir, Kajid, Halsi.

Aegiceras corniculatus

Credit: Shaukat

  • Aegiceras fragrans Koen.
  • Aegiceras majus Gaertn.
  • Rhizophora corniculata Linn.

    A shrub or small tree, 1.5-7 m tall, usually gregarious, glabrous. Leaves obovate-oblong to obovate, 4-8 cm long, 2.5-4 cm broad, pale green, shining above, glaucous beneath, entire; petiole 3-6 mm long, stout. Flowers c. 1.5 cm across, usually white, fragrant. Calyx 6-7 mm long, deeply 5-lobed, twisted, glabrous, persistent. Corolla deeply 5-lobed, c. twice as long as the calyx, thickish; lobes triangular, acute, reflexed. Stamens 5; filaments somewhat exserted, densely woolly at base; anthers long, transversely septate into many cells. Fruit cylindrical, acute to acuminate, 2.5-5(-6) cm long, 4-6 mm broad, falcate, reddish-brown, surrounded at base by persistent calyx.

    Fl. Per.: Feb.-March.

    Type: Not designated.

    Distribution: Tropical sea shores of Pakistan, India, eastward to Australia.

    Aegiceras floridum Roem. & Schult., is doubtfully distinct from this.


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