Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4120

Shrub; Tree
Perennial

Native: Florida southward into West Indies and tropical America
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Waif(s)

Look for it in estuarine and bay shores, beaches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Simple
Opposite
Leaves have petioles.

FLOWER:
Spring
Sepals pale yellow, petals creamy white
Bisexual
4(-16) sepals
4(-16) petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Brown
Berry

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Rhizophora mangle   FAMILY Rhizophoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Rhizophora mangle   FAMILY Rhizophoraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Rhizophora mangle

SYNONYMOUS WITH Aquatic & Wetland Plants of Southeastern US (Godfrey & Wooten, 1979 & 1981)
Rhizophora mangle

 

COMMON NAME:
Red Mangrove


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image of Rhizophora mangle

Keith Bradley    kab_r_mangle_09527

April    Monroe County    FL

Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park

Adaxial surface of leaf blades shiny dark green with a conspicuous midvein, per Flora of North America.

image of Rhizophora mangle

Keith Bradley    kab_r_mangle_09531

April    Monroe County    FL

Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park

Prop roots numerous, arching, per Flora of North America.

image of Rhizophora mangle

Keith Bradley    kab_r_mangle_4017

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

Sepals widely spreading, leathery. Petals recurved, adaxially woolly, per Flora of North America.