Taxon: Rhizophora mangle L.

 
Genus: Rhizophora
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Nomen number: 105382
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:443. 1753
Name Verified on: 25-Feb-1986 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 23-Aug-1994
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: tannin/dyestuff (fide AH 519)
  • Materials: wood (fide Ency WTimber)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • West Tropical Africa: Guinea; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja California, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Nayarit, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Dominican Republic; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia

References:

  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. 1982 (F Bahamas)
  • Elevitch, C. R., ed. The traditional tree initiative: species profiles for Pacific Island agroforestry (on-line resource). (Trad Tree Init)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Important forest trees of the United States. 1978 (AH 519)
  • Little, E. L., Jr. Checklist of United States trees, Agric. Handb. 541. 1979 (Trees US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Reitz, R., ed. Flora ilustrada catarinense. 1965- (F SCatarin)
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert. 1964 (F SonorDes)
  • Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 1970 (Names Soukup)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

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