Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea Gaertn.f., Fruct. 3 (1805)
Latin for 'similar to Hydrophyllum', a plant genus.
Epithinia malayana Jack
Ixora manila Blanco
Scyphiphora malayana (Jack) Bedd.
Shrub up to 9 m tall and 16 cm dbh. Roots with pneumatophores (knee-roots).
Stipules ca. 3 mm long. Leaves crowded at twig tips, opposite, simple, penni-veined
but venation barely visible, glabrous. Flowers ca. 6 mm diameter, white-pinkish,
with corolla tube, placed in small panicles. Fruits ca. 8 mm long, yellow-brown,
Along sea-shores, in mangroves, swamps and along tidal river margins up to
20 m altitude.
Wood can be used for fencing. The bark is used to produce 'mangrove
From India, Sri Lanka and southern China to the West Pacific, New Guinea and
northern Australia. In Borneo found along the coast throughout the island.
Borneo: Geriting putih, Jambo-jambo, Landing-landing, Randing-randing,