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Rhizophora mangle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Genus: Rhizophora

Several, see text


Mangium Rumph. ex Scop.[1]

Rhizophora is a genus of tropical mangrove trees, sometimes collectively called true mangroves. The most notable species is the Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle) but some other species and a few natural hybrids are known. Rhizophora species generally live in intertidal zones which are indundated daily by the ocean. They exhibit a number of adaptations to this environment, including stilt-roots that elevate the plants above the water and allow them to respire oxygen even while their lower roots are submerged, and a cytological molecular "pump" mechanism that allows them to remove excess salts from their cells. The generic name is derived from the Greek words ριζα (rhiza), meaning "root," and φορος (phoros), meaning "bearing," referring to the stilt-roots.[2]

The beetle pest of these trees.

The Red Mangrove is the state tree of Delta Amacuro in Venezuela; a dark brown dye can be produced from it, which is used in Tongan ngatu cloth production.

Selected species


Formerly placed here

See also


  1. ^ a b L."Rhizophora"Genus: . Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press. p. 964.  
  3. ^ a b c "Rhizophora"GRIN Species Records of . Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  4. ^ "Kiribati Country Report to The Conference of Parties (COP) of The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)". Environment and Conservation Division, Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development. p. 5. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
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