African Plant Database

Heritiera littoralis Aiton
Family : Sterculiaceae
Protologue : Hortus Kew. 3: 546 (1789)
Information on the genus : Heritiera
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Heritiera littoralis Aiton subsp. littoralis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Heritiera littoralis var. ralima Arènes
Taxon infra-specific
Heritiera littoralis subsp. ralima Arènes (1956)
Heritiera littoralis Aiton subsp. littoralis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen dioecious tree to 10-15-21 m; bole to 60 cm , lowbranched, the branches thick, crooked, horizontal; base of bole buttressed, the buttresses extended far out, wavy (snake-like), thin, plank-like about 30 cm high.
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Ecology : Transient zone from mangrove to fresh water swamp (landward side), rocky and sandy coasts, behind mangrove; often in mangrove on dryer places; near sea-level. Tropical Asia, Australia and the islands of the Pacific.
Biol./Eco : Tree, Shrub; Dry, Humid, Subhumid; Forest, Dunes, Freshwater Wetland, Mangrove; 0-499 m; distribution: Asia, Comoros, Africa, Mascarenes, Seychelles,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Sterculiaceae : 52 (2007).
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Record n°121031 modified 2007-01-15
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