Flora index
Fauna index
guide to the mangroves of singapore
Flowering plants
Peter K L Ng and N Sivasothi (editors)
Teruntum bunga puteh
Lumnitzera racemosa
Family Combretaceae

Eastern Africa to Southeast Asia, Australia, Polynesia. Locally, in several northern sites.

Like L. littorea except that the plant is usually smaller (up to about 4 m tall only), the leaves are bright green and fleshier, and the flowers are white. The bark can be used for tanning. Has ornamental potential because of the beautiful white flowers and conical crown. Rare.

See also
Teruntum merah Lumnitzera littorea Ultrafiltration of salt and knee roots as adaptations to the mangroves.
wide shot of shrub
Lumnitzera racemosa

close-up of flowers
What is mangrove?

The Ecosystem


Indirect uses
Potential uses

About Mangroves
in Singapore

Mangroves to visit
From "A Guide to Mangroves of Singapore", Peter K. L. Ng and N. Sivasothi (editors)
Volume 1: The Ecosystem and Plant Diversity and Volume 2: Animal Diversity
Authors: Kelvin K. P. Lim, Dennis H. Murphy, T. Morgany, N. Sivasothi, Peter K. L. Ng,
B. C. Soong, Hugh T. W. Tan, K. S. Tan & T. K. Tan
BP Guide to Nature Series published by the Singapore Science Centre, sponsored by British Petroleum
2001 Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, The National University of Singapore & The Singapore Science Centre