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Guanacaste Dry Forest Conservation Fund. Daniel H. Janzen. Year: 2010.   cc-by-nc-sa-3.0

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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  • 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 Black Mangrove. View this species on GBIF