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Rhizophora mangle (American mangrove; red mangrove; mangrove)

Synonyms: Rhizophora americana

Wikipedia Abstract

Rhizophora mangle, known as the red mangrove, is distributed in estuarine ecosystems throughout the tropics. Its viviparous "seeds," in actuality called propagules, become fully mature plants before dropping off the parent tree. These are dispersed by water until eventually embedding in the shallows.
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Janka Hardness [2]  2760 lbf (1252 kgf) Very Hard
Leaf Type [1]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Specific Gravity [4]  0.89
Structure [1]  Tree

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Attributes / relations provided by
1Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935
2Wood Janka Hardness Scale/Chart J W Morlan's Unique Wood Gifts
3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
4Wood Technology Transfer Fact Sheets U.S. Department of Agriculture - Forest Service
5Bradypus pygmaeus, VIRGINIA HAYSSEN, MAMMALIAN SPECIES 812:1-4 (2008)
6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
7Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009
8Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0