Heritiera is a genus of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, subfamily Sterculioideae. They are most dominant tropical forest trees in several areas in eastern Africa and India to the Pacific. Some are mangroves. Several are valuable for their timber and are over-exploited.[2]

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Heritiera littoralis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Genus: Heritiera

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Argyrodendron F.Muell.
Tarrietia Blume[1]


The Catalogue of Life lists:[3]



  1. ^ "Heritiera Aiton". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-02-16.
  2. ^ Mukherjee, A. K., et al. (2003). Molecular characterization of three Heritiera species using AFLP markers. Biologia Plantarum, 47(3), 445-448.
  3. ^ Roskov Y.; Kunze T.; Orrell T.; Abucay L.; Paglinawan L.; Culham A.; Bailly N.; Kirk P.; Bourgoin T.; Baillargeon G.; Decock W.; De Wever A. (2014). Didžiulis V. (ed.). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2014 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 26 May 2014.

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