Brunei: bakauminyak, bakau; Indonesia: bakauminyak (general), bako (Javanese), babakoanlaut (Sundanese); Malaysia: bakauminyak, bakautandok, bakauakik; Papua New Guinea: abia (Gulf Province), bahkweh (Northern Province), pana (Central Province)
Cultivated as woody plant
It is found in Australia (Queensland and the Northern Territory), Guam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Maldives, Thailand, Vanuatu, and Vietn
Botanical Description 20
Evergreen tree, up to over 30 m tall and with trunk up to 50 cm in diameter, generally much smaller in exploited forests; bole 10-12 m; stem supported by numerous, lateral, much branched stilt roots;
Common Ethnobotanical Use 21
The wood of R. apiculata can be split easily and has a high energy value, making it in great demand as firewood and for making charcoal. In recent years it has been extensively harvested for production of wood chips in East Malaysia and Indonesia. R. apiculata is the preferred species in replanting programmes in most mangrove regions in South-East Asia. Poles are used for piling and construction purposes, and as fishing stakes. The timber is suitable for making furniture. The branched stilt roots weighted with stones serve as anchors. The bark is rich in tannin, used for tanning leather and to toughen and dye fishing lines, ropes and nets. The bark provides a medicine against dysentery.
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