7205.000 Avicennia L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs or trees, maritime, branches terete, sometimes 4-ridged when young. Leaves opposite. Inflorescence small spikes or capitula; bracts and bractlets ovate, shorter than calyx; flowers opposite, sessile. Flowers small, calyx cup-shaped, deeply 5-lobed, lobes overlapping, persistent; corolla subactinomorphic, campanulate, lobes 4 or 5 upper lobe often broader than others. Fruit capsule, subtended by persistent calyx, dehiscent into 2 leathery valves.

Worldwide: 8 species, fairly cosmopolitan in warm regions.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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marina (Forssk.) Vierh.N,Z,MS,GI,MImage

Other sources of information about Avicennia:

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Avicennia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2204, retrieved 28 May 2023

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