5092.000 Heritiera Aiton

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

Description of the genus

Trees, trunk usually buttressed. Leaves alternate, lamina simple or palmately compound, abaxially usually scally. Inflorescence cymose, paniculate, axillary, may-flowered, scaly or hairy. Flowers small; calyx campanulate or urceolate, 4-6 lobed; petals absent. Fruit woody or leathery with keel-like prominence or wing, indehiscent. Seeds without endosperm.

Worldwide: Species 35 in tropical Africa, Asia and Australasia.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
littoralis AitonZ,MS,GI

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Heritiera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2341, retrieved 21 April 2024

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