African Plant Database

Rhizophora mucronata Lam.
Protologue : Encycl. (Lamarck) 6: 189 (1804) 
Information on the genus : Rhizophora
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Tree 12-25 m; stilt roots to 3 m long.
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Ecology : Mud-flats of shores and estuaries; common (in pure stands) on the seaward side of mangrove formations.
  S. Africa; Seychelles, from Madagascar to Polynesia (north to the mouth of the Indus, Okinawa Is., E China Sea; south to Stradbroke Is., Queensland, Australia; map in Duke & al., 2002: 74).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:perennial-Tree, Shrub- Ht 7 - 15 m. Alt 1 - 5 m. Distribution: EC, KN
Biol./Eco : Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Mangrove; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Asia, Australasia/Pacific, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 148 (2000).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°83729 modified 2007-01-10
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