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Taxon: Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh.

Genus: Avicennia
Family: Acanthaceae
Subfamily: Avicennioideae
Nomen number: 417483
Place of publication: Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss. Wien, Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 71:435. 1907
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Apr-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania (incl. Pemba Island)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape]
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Comoros, Madagascar

    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia (e.), United Arab Emirates, Yemen
    • CHINA: China, [Fujian Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Hainan Sheng] Hong Kong
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands] Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Karnataka] Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: India, [Andaman and Nicobar Islands] Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands, Maluku, Sumatera] Malaysia, [Sabah, Sarawak, Pulau Pinang, Selangor, Melaka, Perak] Philippines, [Central Visayas (Region VII), Luzon, Mindanao, Mindoro, Eastern Visayas (Region VIII), Panay] Singapore

    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory]



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  6. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  7. Maguire, T. L. et al. 2002. Comparative analysis of genetic diversity in the mangrove species Avicennia marina (Forsk.) Vierh. (Avicenniaceae) detected by AFLPs and SSRs. Theor. Appl. Genet. 104:388-398.
  8. Miller, A. G. & M. Morris. 2004. Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago.
  9. Norton, J. et al. 2009. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar.
  10. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  11. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=417483. Accessed 18 February 2020.