Avicennia germinans (L.) L.

Common name

English: Black mangrove

German: Schwarze Mangrove

Portuguese: Mangue-preto, Siriúba

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Lamiales (157)

        Family: Verbenaceae (12) (family description)

          Genus: Avicennia (1)

           Epithet: germinans (L.) L. (1)

Synonyms: Avicennia nitida Jacq., Bontia germinans Linnaeus

germinans => refers to the habit of seed germination on the tree

nitida => shining, smooth and clear, lustrous

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, beige, white

External links

Check for Avicennia germinans at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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