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Sonneratia Ovata

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  • Sonneratia Ovata has a large wooden trunk with many branches. The trunk is thin, about 20 cm in diameter. Its skin is peeled off in many thin layers, replacing the bark like a guava tree trunk.

  • Its roots are classified as pneumatophore, which are in shallow or moist soil. It has an upright shape and reaches to maximum of 40cm. It has fewer pneumatophores than Sonneratia Caseolaris.

  • Its leaves are single and opposite, thick, oval-shaped or nearly round.

  • Its florescence is at the tip of the branch, with 2 – 3 flowers, 5 cm wide, with short flower stalks. The calyx is at the base, and has 6 thick and tough lobes, the outer surface is green, and the inner surface is blue – white or purple – pink.

  • The berry is slightly lean, hard and brittle when young. When ripe, the flesh is soft and the flesh contains many seeds. The fruit is 5 – 8 cm in diameter, and 3 – 5 cm high, with a calyx at the base that hugs the skin.

  •  It has many seeds, flat white seeds and located in the flesh of the fruit.

Sonneratia Ovata lives on brackish water. It grows in coastal areas, near river mouths, dunes, and mudflats where there are stable bbeaches.

It is best to have soft mud.

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