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Common name

English: Black mangrove

German: Schwarze Mangrove

Portuguese: Mangue-preto, Siriúba

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2557)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2455)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2077)

      Order: Lamiales (165)

        Family: Verbenaceae (13) (family description)

          Genus: Avicennia (1)

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

Synonyms: Avicennia africana Beauv., Avicennia nitida Jacq., Bontia germinans Linnaeus

africana => of African origin

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 World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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