etymology :: tagal

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Dinesh Valke

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Jan 26, 2011, 2:18:14 PM1/26/11
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Dear friends,

How is specific epithet tagal (in context of Ceriops tagal) derived ?
It is not found to be a vernacular name in any language of regions with mangroves.
Any connection with OR named for the Tagal, the Malayan race of south east Asia ?

Regards.
Dinesh

Dinesh Valke

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Jan 26, 2011, 2:36:11 PM1/26/11
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Dear friends,

Just found that the plant is known by the name tangal in Tagalog in the Philippines.

Many thanks, regards.
Dinesh
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