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White Mangrove

Laguncularia racemosa (L.) Gaertn. fil.

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Laguncularia racemosa (White Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Combretaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Maranhao, Mata AtlâNtica, Alagoas, Pernambuco, Pará, AmazôNia, Rio De Janeiro, Florida, Middle America, Amapá, Sergipe, Atlantic And Gulf Coastal Plain (Agcp), Paraná, SãO Paulo, U.S. Virgin Islands, Santa Catarina, Ceará, Puerto Rico, Bahia, Piauí, Espirito Santo, and The Contiguous United States. They have simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Acmaeodera xanthosticta, Polistes major, and Palpada albifrons. White Mangrove form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 75 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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