Latin for 'white', referring to the lower leaf surface.
Avicennia spicata Kuntze
Sub-canopy tree up to 27 m tall and 75 cm dbh, with pneumatophore roots. Stipules absent. Leaves
opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous to hairy, whitish below. Flowers ca. 6
mm diameter, yellow-orange, placed in racemes. Fruits ca. 23 mm long,
green-whitish, pointed drupes.
Along the coast in mangroves and along tidal rivers, but also on sandy
beaches and in swamps up to 50 m altitude.
Wood for smoking fish.
From western India to New Guinea, the Solomon islands and northern
Australia. In Borneo found along coastal regions throughout the island.
Indonesia: Api-api, Api-api hitam, Api-api putih.