Conocarpus erectus L.

Common name

English: Button mangrove

German: Knopfmangrove

Portuguese: Mangue botão


Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2036)

      Order: Myrtales (71)

        Family: Combretaceae (9) (family description)

          Genus: Conocarpus (1)

           Epithet: erectus L. (1)

Synonyms: Conocarpus acutifolius Willd. ex Schult., Conocarpus procumbens L., Conocarpus sericeus J.R.Forst. ex G.Don, Conocarpus sericeus (Griseb.) Jiménez, Conocarpus supina Crantz

acutifolius => with pointed leaves

erectus => upright, perpendicular

procumbens => prostrate or lying down

sericeus => silky, covered with silky pubescence

supina => lying down


Climate: tropical

Habitat: helophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: green, yellow

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