Avicennia germinans (Black Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Acanthaceae. It has a self-supporting growth form. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Black Mangrove is native to Puerto Rico, the contiguous United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain (AGCP), Middle America, Florida, eastern north america, Amapá, Pernambuco, Maranhao, Paraná, Bahia, Pará, São Paulo, Amazônia, Rio de Janeiro, Ceará, Espirito Santo, and Mata Atlântica. It has simple, broad leaves and white flowers. Flowers are visited by Soldier. Black Mangrove form mangroves. It is a photoautotroph. Individuals can grow to 50 feet.
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