Lumnitzera Willd.

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

Description of the genus

Small trees or shrubs, evergreen leaves spiralled, densely crowded at apices of branchlets; lamina spathulate to narrowly oblanceolate, gradually narrowed into a short petiole, somewhat fleshy, glossy and glaborous when mature. Inflorescence spikes or racemes, several-flowered axillary or terminal. Calyx tube cylindric, not differentiated into proximal and distal parts; lobes 5; petals 5, red or white, rarely pink or yellow. Fruit fusiform or ellipsoid, obtusely angled, dry; apex bearing persistent calyx lobes and style.

Worldwide: 2 species in Asia, East Africa, Madagascar, north Australia and Pacific Islands.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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racemosa Willd.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Lumnitzera:

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lumnitzera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lumnitzera
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lumnitzera
Wikipedia: Lumnitzera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lumnitzera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lumnitzera

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: Lumnitzera., retrieved 23 March 2023

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