|Etymology||Genus||From Greek, skyphos = cup, phora = bearing; referring to the oblong fruits with ridges|
|Species||Similar to plants in the genus Hydrophyllum|
|Native Distribution||South India to Solomon Islands|
Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea is a true mangrove species appearing as a shrub or small tree of up to 3m. The leaves are obovate and distinctly glossy, while the petiole of young leaves are often reddish. The white flowers occur in dense clusters, and the fruits are cylindrical and ribbed along the length.
A shrub at Galang Island, Batam, 2019.
A small tree at Galang Baru Island, 2019.
Leaves, with red petiole.
Fruits, showing the longitudinal ridges.
Wim G and Stephan W, Max Z & Liesbeth S (2006) Mangrove Guidebook for Southeast Asia. RAP publication 2006/07 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific Bangkok.