Bruguiera cylindrica (L.) Blume, En. Pl. Jav. 1 (1827)

Latin for 'cylinder-shaped'.

Bruguiera caryophyllaeoides (J.F.Gmel.) Blume
Bruguiera caryophylloides (Burm.f.) Blume
Bruguiera malabarica Arn.
Kanilia caryophylloides Blume
Karil-Candel Rheede
Mangium caryophylloides Rumph.
Mangium minus Rumph.
Rhizophora caryophylloides Burm.f.
Rhizophora ceratophylloides Gmel.
Rhizophora cylindrica L.

Shrub up to 10 m tall and 13 cm dbh. With knee-roots. Stipules ca. 30 mm long, dropped early. Leaves opposite, simple, penni-veined, glabrous. Flowers ca. 17 mm diameter, white-yellow, placed in three flowered cymes. Fruits ca. 51 mm long, green, elongate berry.

In coastal mangrove and inland swamp forests up to 100 m altitude. On alluvial sites and tidal river margins, usually on sandy but also clay soils.

The wood is used as firewood.

Tropical Asia and Australia. In Borneo found throughout the island along the coast and inland swamps.

Local names
Borneo: Berus ngayong.