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Rhizophora mangle (Red Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Rhizophoraceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Suriname, Angola, Peru, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Belize, Togo, Colombia, The Hawaiian Islands, Rio Grande Do Norte, Sergipe, Liberia, Maranhao, Costa Rica, Alagoas, Venezuela, Senegal, Paraná, Atlantic And Gulf Coastal Plain (Agcp), Espirito Santo, Nigeria, Benin, Bahia, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, The Contiguous United States, Piauí, United States, Amapá, U.S. Virgin Islands, Brazil, SãO Paulo, Ceará, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Rio De Janeiro, Ecuador, Santa Catarina, Mata AtlâNtica, French Polynesia, Polynesia, Micronesia, Pernambuco, CôTe D’Ivoire, Lesser Antilles, Middle America, Greater Antilles, ParaíBa, Panama, Guyana, The Gambia, AmazôNia, Pará, and Florida. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Monarch. Red Mangrove form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 17 m.

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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 red mangrove. View this species on GBIF