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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 12/18/2012)
Species LAGUNCULARIA Gaertn. f.
PlaceOfPublication Fruct. 3:209. t. 2I7. 1807.
Synonym Horau Adans. Fam. 2:80, 585. 1763. Sphenocar pus Rich. Demonstr. Bot. 92. 1808. Rhizaeris Raf. Sylv. Tellur. 90. 1838.
Note The name Laguncularia Gaertn. f. is antedated by Horau Adans. and should be conserved.
Description Small trees and shrubs. Flowers sessile, 5-merous, mostly perfect with occa- sional staminate in terminal panicles of elongated spikes with additional spikes in the axils of the upper leaves. Receptacle infundibuliform, scarcely produced beyond the ovary, with 2 small adnate bracteoles near the apex and crowned with the persistent calyx. Petals 5, small. Stamens 10, biseriate, not exserted. Disk l0-rayed. Style subulate, capitate at the apex. Ovary unilocular with 2 pendulous ovules. Fruit almost sessile, longitudinally ribbed or narrowly winged, pericarp leathery.
Habit trees shrubs
Distribution A genus comprising one or perhaps two species inhabiting mangrove-swamps in tropical America and western tropical Africa and often dominant in such habitats
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