Ceriops tagal

plantation: Eden Project, Madagascar


Common names: Yellow mangrove
Type of foliage:
Life expectancy: 25 years
Total weight of CO2 captured: 40 Kg
Height: 25 m


Ceriops tagal is a small tree with a distinctive root growth. It´s a compact branched tree with thin breathing roots. It occurs in estuaries, swamps and lagoons in the coastal areas of the Indian Ocean from Africa to Asia, Australia and the Pacific. Ceriops tagal was once used as a source of tannins and dyes. Nowadays it is still used as a source of these products and as well as medicines, once numerous applications in traditional medicine have been reported.
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