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

Other sources of information about Heritiera:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Heritiera.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2341, retrieved 15 August 2020

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