A field guide to Kenyan mangroves
Xylocarpus moluccensis (Lamk.) Roem 1846
This species is regarded by Tomlinson (1986) as a non-mangrove species. However, we included the species in this mangrove field key because of the association of this species with the mangrove vegetation.
Very rare in Kenyan mangroves. Only two individuals known in the Gazi Bay forest (Kairo, pers. comm.)
Fruit A big fruit (8-10 cm diameter) in which several seeds are enclosed.
Xylocarpus moluccensis on the left and X. granatum on right
Tomlinson, P.B., 1986. The Botany of Mangroves. Cambridge University Press. Cambride Tropical Biology Series. 413 pp.
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