1874; Gamble, Fl. LOOKING GLASS TREE, MIRROR LEAF, LOOKING GLASS MANGROVE, SUNDARBAN MANGROVE, TULIP MANGROVE. The wood is moderately durable when exposed to the weather or in contact with the ground; a life of 3 years in contact with the ground under tropical conditions is probably as much as can be expected. Tree Characteristics. 3. Family: STERCULIACEAE Citation: Heritiera littoralis Dryand. Accepted: WCSP (in review) Heritiera javanica (Blume) Kosterm. > Malvaceae Juss. Name Status Confidence level Source; Heritiera angustata Pierre: Accepted: TRO: Heritiera fomes Buch.-Ham. In durability tests in Tanzania, fungi showed a particularly high affinity for Heritiera littoralis â¦ f., Fl. There is an amazing fact related to this. The characteristic tree of the forest is the sundari (Heritiera littoralis), from which the name of the forest had probably been derived. Heritiera littoralis :-) Common names: Sundari, Mangrove tree Looking-glass plant Most easily recognised by the silvery scales on the underside of its leaves, which therefore appear green from top and white from below. more info (Clicked at Laal Bagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore) It yields a hard wood, used for building houses and making boats, furniture and other things. Sundarbans Derives Its Name From Sundari. Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year. India 1: 363. in Ait., Hort. Aiton, W. (1789) Hortus Kewensis 3: 546. > Heritiera > Heritiera littoralis Family Malvaceae Scientific Name Heritiera littoralis Aiton . 2. ãã¹ãªã¦ãã in Japanese Bibliographic References. Accepted: WCSP (in review) Heritiera littoralis Aiton: Accepted: WCSP (in review) Heritiera macrophylla Wall. Unsupported Web Browser: One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in â¦ Additional Common Names. 1789; Hook. Datasheet Type(s): Threatened Species. Kew. (accepted name) / Chinese name / Catalogue of Life, China (4) Flavonoids from Leaves of Heriteria littoralis D. / Tian Yan Wu Jun, and Zhang Si / Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences 2004 , 13 (3) (5) Heritiera littoralis Aiton / Vernacular names / GLOBinMED (6) Toxicants from mangrove plant. Brit. Height: 20 - 30 feet. B. N., 1925: null. (ed. 1) 3: 546. Erect or Spreading and requires ample growing space. Did you know how this national park got its name Sundarbans? O. Krok, Th. Width: 25 - 35 feet. Heritiera littoralis Dryand. Type: Nat. Heritiera littoralis Taxonomy ID: 93780 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid93780) current name Heritiera littoralis Accepted Name Looking glass tree Plantae > Tracheophyta > Equisetopsida C. Agardh > Malvales Juss. Sundarban Jungle has been named after the large mangrove trees Sundari (Heritiera littoralis). Oval or Rounded Shape. Has Evergreen foliage.