Heritiera littoralis

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    Heritiera littoralis @ Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture
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    Heritiera littoralis @ Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture
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    Heritiera littoralis @ Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture

Basic information

Flower Name
Heritiera littoralis
Formal Name
Heritiera littoralis
Alias
Heritiera littoralis
Habitat
Southwest islands of Southeast Asia, such as Taiwan, tropical Africa, Polynesia, Japan (Amami Oshima, Okinawa, etc.)
Morph
Evergreen tree

Comment

What is Heritiera littoralis

Heritiera littoralis (Sakishima-suo tree, scientific name:Heritiera littoralis Dryand) is an evergreen tree of the genus Sterculia, Department of Heritiera littoralis. Shaped like the rattled itane (bannkonn). Yellow bell-shaped flowers that bloom in the summer, have made the flowers after hard fruit. Leaf has oval-shaped, shiny face is hairless. The densely scaly hairs in a silver-gray leaves behind. Railway sleepers, timber and bark uses red dye and medicinal materials.
Similar names include sappanwood (suo) is the separate trees. 

Common name: Heritiera littoralis, scientific name: Heritiera littoralis, aka: Looking-glass mangroves (Sakishima-suo tree) , origin: Taiwan, South East Asia, tropical Africa, Polynesia, Japan's Nansei islands (Okinawa, Amami Oshima, etc.) and Habitat: mangrove swamps, height: 20 m-the features: itane, leaf length: 20 cm, leaf, oval-shaped, leaf arrangement: alternate, Flower color: yellow-flowering period: May-July, fruit length: 5 cm.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Sterculia
Genus
Heritiera
Species
H. littoralis
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Campanulate
Leaf type
Elliptic
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Okinawa Overseas
Color
Yellow
Season
MayJunJul
Height
2000 ~ 4000 [cm]
Diameter
0.5 ~ 0.7

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