Heritiera littoralis

Heritiera littoralis

  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Heritiera littoralis
  • Flower name
    Heritiera littoralis
  • Scientific name
    Heritiera 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.


  • Order
    Malvales
  • Family
    Sterculia
  • Genus
    Heritiera
  • Species
    H. littoralis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Bell-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeEvergreen tree
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height2000.0 ~ 4000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.5 ~ 0.7 cm

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