Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales


Description of the family

Small evergreen trees of mangrove swamps with root systems bearing pneumatophores. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, decussate, simple, entire. Inflorescences of contracted pedunculate cymes. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla 4-5-lobed, somewhat fleshy. Stamens 4. Ovary superior, 2-carpellate. Style 1. Fruit a capsule, 1-seeded.

Worldwide: 1 genus and c. 7 species in warm regions of the world

Mozambique: 1 genus and 1 taxon.

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Avicennia L.Description

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Avicenniaceae
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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: Avicenniaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=278, retrieved 23 November 2017

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