Aegiceras is a genus of trees and shrubs from Southeast Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific Island,.[1] and in Australia, in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia.[2] They occur as mangroves in coastal or estuarine areas.[2]

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Aegiceras corniculatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Primulaceae
Subfamily: Myrsinoideae
Genus: Aegiceras

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The genus was first described in 1788 by Joseph Gaertner.[3][4] The genus name, Aegiceras, derives from two Greek words: aix ("goat") and keras ("horn", and describes the genus as having fruits with horns like a goat.[5]


There are two species accepted by Plants of the World online.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Aegiceras Gaertn. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b Harden, G.J. (1990). "PlantNET - FloraOnline; Aegiceras". Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Aegiceras". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  4. ^ Sturm, J. G.; Gaertner, Joseph, 1732-1791 (1788), De fructibus et seminibus plantarum /Joseph Gaertner (in Latin), 1, Sumtibus Auctoris, Typis Academiae Carolinae, pp. 216, t. 46, fig. 1, doi:10.5962/BHL.TITLE.53838, OCLC 17682598, Wikidata Q51462289CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Glenn Wightman (2006). "Mangroves of the Northern Territory, Australia Identification and Traditional Use". Northern Territory Botanical Bulletin. 31: 44. ISSN 0314-1810. Wikidata Q107006058.