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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/14/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/14/2013)
Species Avicennia bicolor Standley
PlaceOfPublication Jour. Washington Acad. Sci. 13: 354. 1923.
Description Shrubs or trees, to 13 m high; trunk to 25 cm in diameter; young branchlets glabrous. Leaves with the blades broadly elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 7-13'cm long and 3.5-7 cm wide, entire, rounded or obtuse apically, obtuse basally and usually shortly and abruptly decurrent into the petiole, glabrous and lustrous above and with prominent venation, densely covered with a minute whitish tomentum beneath; petioles stout, 4-15 mm long. Inflorescences spicate, opposite, the rachis elongate and the pairs of individual flowers 5-8 mm distant from each other, the spikes numerous, forming lax panicles 5-17 cm long, the branches of the panicles minutely tomentellous; bracts and bractlets rounded, obtuse apically, tomentulose. Flowers with the corolla ca. 4 mm long, the tube glabrous, the lobes obovate, subtruncate basally, sericeous on the outer surface, glabrous within; style nearly obsolete.
Habit Shrubs or trees
Distribution In mangrove lagoons from Chiapas, Mexico, to Panama and the Pearl Islands.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Punta Paitilla, Bro. Heriberto 206 (NY, US). COCLE: Mangrove swamp along outskirts of tidal belt, Aguadulce, Pittier 4968 (BM, CP, F, K, MOLDENKE, NY, P, US). COLON: Porto Pasada, Williams 78 (NY). DARIEN: Casaya Island, Duke 10372 (MO); man- grove swamp near confluence of Rio Balsa and Rio Tuira, ca. 10 mi. S of El Real on Rio Pirre (house no. 22), Duke 5488 (AAU). PANAMA: Panama', N. J. Andersson, 1852 (S); in mangrove swamp, Playa Grande, San Jose Island, Johnston 1259 (LL, MO).
Note According to the label on Duke 10372, "Holdridge and I believe there are 2 species in Darien, this is a larger tree with larger leaves and more pronounced white beneath."
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