Taxon: Rhizophora mucronata Lam.

Genus: Rhizophora
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Nomen number: 31152
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1: t. 396. 1793 (J. L. M. Poiret, Tabl. encycl. 2(vol. 5):517. 1819 (text); Encycl. 6:189. 1804)
Name Verified on: 15-Mar-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 01-Mar-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: wood (timber fide Ency WTimber)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    • Northern Africa: Egypt
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland, - Northern Territory
  • Pacific

    • Southwestern Pacific: Vanuatu


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  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Boutelje, J. B. Encyclopedia of world timbers, names and technical literature. 1980 (Ency WTimber)
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Check other web resources for Rhizophora mucronata Lam. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.