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

Other sources of information about Avicenniaceae:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Avicenniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Avicenniaceae
Wikipedia: Avicenniaceae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Avicenniaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=278, retrieved 23 March 2023

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