Esamuan sigi

  • tree (Combretaceae)
  • in the past during periods of famine, the leaves of this tree were cooked along with rice to make an oran, thus estretchinge the rice supply
  • small, up to 5 m. tall, common mangrove tree found along the landward edge of the mangrove community where the salinity is relatively low
  • never done nowadays
  • leaves simple, alternate, elliptical with rounded ends, up to 7 cm. long and rather thick
  • no prominent aerial roots
  • very small white flowers with 5 white petals
  • fruit vase shaped, corky and buoyant, about 1ee - 1.5 cm. long
esamuan sigi
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saman sigi
Northern Form
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