Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Savigny

  • Region

    Oceania

  • Country

    Vanuatu

  • State/Province

    Tafea

  • County/Municipio

    Aneityum Area Council

  • Locality

    Aneityum Island. Edge of strand vegetation on small trail along coast, Anseaniplitae, NW part of Aneityum. Near homestead.

  • Elevation

    Alt. 2 m. (7 ft.)

  • Coordinates

    -20.2369, 169.799

  • Distribution

    Map all specimens of this taxon

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BOTANICAL
NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN
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The Flora of Vanuatu
(Rhizophoraceae)
Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Savigny
Vanuatu: Tafea Province. Aneityum Island. Edge of
strand vegetation on small trail along coast,
Anseaniplitae, NW part of Aneityum. Near homestead.
S 20° 14’ 12.7"; E 169° 47’ 56.2"; 2 m elev.
Tree to 4 m, dbh 8 cm, fruits green. DNA, digital image.
Duplicates: 6.
Michael J. Balick, #4925	April 19, 2016
Gregory M. Plunkett, Thomas Doro, Jean Pascal Wahe
A collaboration ofNYBG and PVNH, funded by The Christensen Fund,
The National Geographic Society, and The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.
	New York Botanical Garden: NY	FPg
	Vanuatu National Herbarium: PVNH	
The Ethnobotany of Vanuatu
Michael J. Balick #4925
N.V. Nejeg [Aneityum]
stem The wood of this tree is hard and is used
for house posts.
entire plant People know that this tree stops big
waves and therefore helps to protect the trees of
the shoreline.
entire plant This plant grows in the water or in-
undated areas. Fish, crabs, sea creatures use the
roots of this tree to hide and breed. Accordingly,
people hunt these creatures in the areas where
these plants grow.
Source: Wopa Nasauman (M,42), Thomas Japanesai (M,48),
Dick Matenekea (M)