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Common name

English: Red mangrove

German: Rote Mangrove

Portuguese: Mangue vermelho

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2603)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2502)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2116)

      Order: Rhizophorales (1)

        Family: Rhizophoraceae (1)(family description)

          Genus: Rhizophora (1)

            Epithet: mangle L. (1)

Synonyms: Bruguiera decangulata Griff., Rhizophora americana Nutt., Rhizophora samoensis (Hochr.) Salvoza

americana => from America

decangulata => with 10 angles

mangle => mangrove

samoensis => from the Samoan Islands

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: helophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, violet

External links

Check for Rhizophora mangle at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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