- Flower nameHeritiera littoralis
- Scientific nameHeritiera littoralis
- AliasLooking-glass mangrove, 先島蘇芳の木, Heritiera littoralis
- Place of originSouthwest islands of Southeast Asia, such as Taiwan, tropical Africa, Polynesia, Japan (Amami Oshima, Okinawa, etc.)
- Place of floweringOverseas, Okinawa
- Flowering seasonMay, June, July
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.