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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Avicenniaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Avicenniaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Avicenniaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Avicenniaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Avicenniaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Avicenniaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Avicenniaceae
Wikipedia: Avicenniaceae
Plants of the World Online: Avicenniaceae
Tropicos: 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 6 December 2023

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