Bruguiera Lam.

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

Description of the genus

Trees, producing knee-like aerial roots; trunk basally buttressed, often with a cone of stilt roots at base; leaf scares showing evidence of 3 vascular bundles. Leaves entire. Inflorescence cymes 1-5 flowered, pedunculate; flowers generally nodding; calyx accrescent, tube extending beyond ovary, lobes 4-14(-16), lanceolate; petals as many as calyx lobes, usually bi-lobed fringed with hairs and/or bristles. Fruit campanulate. Seeds usually solitary.

Worldwide: Species 6 from East Africa to Australia and the Pacific Islands.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
gymnorrhiza (L.) Lam.N,Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Bruguiera:

External websites:

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

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: Bruguiera., retrieved 30 November 2023

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