A field guide to Kenyan mangroves
Xylocarpus granatum König 1784
A wide distribution occuring from East-Africa to Polynesia. In Kenya, individuals of Xylocarpus granatum ocuur sporadically over the forest, not grouped into a zone. Although known from literature as occuring on the landward side, some individuals in Kenya and Sri Lanka have been observed nearby the seaward side. One of the two species of Xylocarpus occurring in Kenya; see also X. moluccensis.
A big fruit ranging from the size of a big orange to larger, characterised by a hard, lignified capsule, in which several seeds (up to 16, Tomlinson, 1986) are enclosed.
Tomlinson, P.B., 1986. The Botany of Mangroves. Cambridge University Press. Cambride Tropical Biology Series. 413 pp.
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