Cryptocoryne ciliata   Fish ex Schott.  (Mangrove Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Equisetopsida

Erect, marshy herbs 40-50 cm tall short subterrancean stolons. Rhizomes 40-50 mm long, erect or slightly curved. Leaves dimorphic, 2-3, each 30-50 cm long, including the petioles; normal leaves lanceolate, inequilateral, acute at apex, acute or shortly lobed at base; petioles subterete, 20-30 cm long. Flowers yellowish-green, in 9-13 mm long spadix; spathe fleshy, tubular part, slightly oblique; male part of the spadix 4-6 mm long; female part 5-8 mm long.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mandal, RN and Naskar, KR (2008) Diversity and classification of Indian mangroves: a review Tropical Ecology International Society for Tropical Ecology 49(2) 131-146 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
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  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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