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Avicennia germinans (Black Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Acanthaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Atlantic And Gulf Coastal Plain (Agcp), Puerto Rico, SãO Paulo, Eastern North America, Pará, Ceará, Amapá, Florida, Middle America, Bahia, AmazôNia, Mata AtlâNtica, Rio De Janeiro, Paraná, U.S. Virgin Islands, Maranhao, Pernambuco, The Contiguous United States, and Espirito Santo. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Palpada albifrons, Polistes dorsalis dorsalis, Wasp, and Ant. Black Mangrove form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 50 feet.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
  • Definition: A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
  • Comment: Preliminary definition. Depending on whether mangrove trees or shrubs are present, this class could be a child of shrubland biome or woodland biome. Consider creating the appropriate classes.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Black Mangrove. View this species on GBIF