Tuesday, April 21, 2015

කිරිල්ල/කිරල/හොඳ කිරල[Kirilla/Kirala/Honda kirala](Sonneratia caseolaris)

An indigenous shrub or small tree common in mangrove swamps and tidal estuaries. Also extending upstream along the river banks. Found in most mangrove swamps in Sri Lanka. Ripe fruit are used to make a drink. Flowers open during the night and pollinated by bats. Flowering September and probably also from February to August*

* Flowers observed at Telwatta sanctuary during mid April. 

1 comment:

  1. The fruit is used to prepare a drink. We once tasted at Ussangoda.