Hybrid Mangrove, Rhizophora x selala
Local Name: Selala
• Grows from 4-10m in height.
• Similar to R. stylosa and R. samoensis; i.e. stilt roots.
• Leaves have a sharp tip.
• Flowers are white and occasionally yellow.
• Does not produce seeds or fruits
Uses: no specific use recorded thus far, but frequently used for firewood.
Habitat: occurs only in mangrove swamps where both R. stylosa and R. samoensis are present.
Distribution: it is a locally common species known to occur only in Fiji and New Caledonia.