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Useful Tropical Plants

Aegialitis rotundifolia

Roxb.

Plumbaginaceae


The generic name has sometimes been spelt Aegialites[
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Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
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This species is very similar to Aegialitis annulata, differing mainly in the larger flowers and also in its preferred habitat[
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Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet
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+ Synonyms

Aegialinites rotundifolius C.Presl

Aegialitis annulata Kurz

Common Name:

Aegialitis rotundifolia

General Information

Aegialitis rotundifolia is an evergreen shrub growing 30 - 300cm tall[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild as a source of tannins for local use.
This species has a very restricted and patchy distribution compared to other species of mangroves within its range. Occasionally locally common, it is more usually considered rare when found, and has an estimated area of occupancy of less than 2,000 kmĀ². There is a continuing decline in the area and quality of habitat within its distribution due to extensive coastal development, extraction, and the clearing of mangrove areas for agriculture and aquaculture. The plant is classified as 'Near Threatened' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
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Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

451
Title
Flora Malesiana Series 1
Publication
 
Author
Various
Website
http://www.archive.org
Publisher
Nationaal Herbarium Nederiand, Universiteit Leiden branch
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A massive treatment of the plants of the Malaysian Archipelago. Much of it has been made available to download from the Internet

Range

E. Asia - coastal areas of eastern India, Myanmar, Thailand and the Andaman Islands.

Habitat

Open mangrove swamps, especially in muddy places[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusNear Threatened
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

The bark is a source of tannins[
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Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It is used for preserving rope[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. The bark contains around 11% tannin on a dry weight basis[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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