Rhizophora L.

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

Description of the genus

Trees or shrubs with aerial roots. Stipules reddish, sessile, leaf-like, lanceolate. Leaves opposite or distichous; lamina glabrous, mid-vein extended into a caducous point, margins entire or serrulate near apex. Inflorescence axillary, dense cymes; bracteoles forming a cup just below flower; calyx tube adnate to ovary, persistent, lobes 5-8; petals 4, lanceolate. Fruit brown, ovoid. Seed 1 fertile per fruit.

Worldwide: c. 8-9 species, widespread on tropical coasts.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
mucronata Lam.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rhizophora:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Rhizophora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2363, retrieved 19 September 2021

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