Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Myrtales

Sonneratiaceae

Fernandes, A. (1978) Sonneratiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4

Description of the family

Trees and shrubs, some mangroves (Sonneratia) with aerial roots (pneumatophores). Stipules 0. Leaves simple, opposite, petiolate, entire. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, axillary or terminal. Calyx tube campanulate, 4-8-lobed. Petals 4-8 or 0. Stamens 12 to numerous; filaments free, anthers medifixed. Ovary 4-many-locular; ovules numerous. Fruit a many-seeded berry or capsule.

The two genera are Sonneratia (a Mozambican native genus of mangroves) and Duabanga, which is cultivated in Zimbabwe. Both genera are sometimes included in the Lythraceae.

Worldwide: 2 genera and 8 species in the tropics of the Old World

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

Sonneratia alba

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Sonneratia L.f.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sonneratiaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Sonneratiaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sonneratiaceae
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Sonneratiaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=275, retrieved 22 September 2017

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