from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of trees including the mangrove. See mangrove.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of polypetalous trees, the mangroves, type of the order Rhizophoraceæ, and of the tribe Rhizophoreæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. type genus of the Rhizophoraceae; a small genus of tropical trees and shrubs
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Species such as Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia shaueriana, and Laguncularia racemosa compose mixed or mono-specific formations with heights varying from 5 to 15 meters (m).
Along the coast, there are stretches of halophytic vegetation, and the few sheltered creeks are fringed with stands of mangroves such as Rhizophora mucronata, Ceriops tagal, and Avicennia marina.
Protected coves and lagoons are dominated by red, white, black and button mangrove swamps of Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia racemosa and Conocarpus erecta with the halophytic herbs Sesuvium spp., which are rich nursery and breeding grounds for fish, invertebrates and birds.
Mangroves along the Pacific coast comprise Rhizophora mangle, Avicennia nitida, Laguncularia racemosa, Mora oleifera (V) and Pterocarpus officinalis.
Mangrove forest, which is at its northern limit in the North Pacific, comprises Rhizophora mangle, Zostera marina and Salicornia bigelowii (IK).
In the mangroves fringing the coastal lagoons Rhizophora mangle is characteristic.
Mangrove forests contain red mangrove Rhizophora mangle, black mangrove Avicennia nitida, and white mangrove Laguncularia racemosa.
Both types of mangroves house the same tree species: Rhizophora mangle, Laguncularia racemosa and a few individuals of Avicennia germinans, which are scarce because they are relatively intolerant of high salinity and persistent floods.
In addition there are four coastal vegetation types: shoreline with coconut Cocos nucifera and wild almond Terminalia catappa, Mora mangrove Mora oleifera forest transitional between mangroves and the coast, mangrove swamp with Rhizophora mangle dominating four other species, and brackish water Prioria copaifera (cativa) forest. 130 lichen species and 148 fungi have been recorded There is also some successional vegetation and secondary forest on old penal colony pastures.
Mangrove species such red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), black mangrove (Avicennia germinans), white mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa) and button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus) grow along the calm lagoons.