Bruguiera


Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Malpighiales
Familia: Rhizophoraceae
Tribus: Rhizophoreae
Genus: Bruguiera
Species: B. cylindrica - B. exaristata - B. gymnorhiza - B. hainesii - B. parviflora - B. sexangula

Name

Bruguiera Savigny

Bruguiera is a plant genus in the family Rhizophoraceae. It is a small genus of six mangrove species of the Indian and west Pacific Ocean region, its range extending from East Africa and Madagascar through coastal India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia to northern Australia, Melanesia and Polynesia. It is characterised by calyces with 8-16 lanceolate, pointed lobes, 16-32 stamens, explosive release of pollen, and viviparous propagules. It is named in honour of French explorer and biologist Jean Guillaume Bruguière (1750–1798).

Species

* Bruguiera cylindrica (L.) Blume
* Bruguiera exaristata Ding Hou
* Bruguiera gymnorrhiza (L.) Lamk.
* Bruguiera hainesii C. G. Rogers
* Bruguiera parviflora (Roxb.) Wight & Arn. Ex Griff.
* Bruguiera sexangula (Lour.) Poir.

A hybrid between B. gymnorrhiza and B. sexangula is known as Bruguiera X rhynchopetala.

References

* "Bruguiera ‘orange mangroves’". Mangrove Watch Australia. University of Queensland. 2010. http://www.mangrovewatch.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=35&Itemid=300173. Retrieved 2010-11-14.

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