Rhizophora harrisonii

Rhizophora harrisonni is a species of plant in the family Rhizophoraceae. It can be found in Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, French Guiana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad, Tobago, and Venezuela.[1]

Rhizophora harrisonii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Genus: Rhizophora
Species:
R. harrisonii
Binomial name
Rhizophora harrisonii
Alleyne Leechman, 1918

DescriptionEdit

It is a tree that reaches a size of up to 20 m high. It has elliptical leaves, 11–15 cm long and 4–7 cm wide, the acute apex, the cuneate base, glabrous, undersides with black dots. The inflorescence of 5–12 cm long, 3-5 times branched, with many flowers, peduncle 2–7 cm long, with bracts thick, bifid; pedicels 3–11 mm long, flowers 1 cm long; stamens 8; oval or slightly elliptical floral bud, acute apex. Oval-lanceolate fruit, 4 cm long and 1.5 cm wide, radicle 11–25 cm long.[citation needed]

HabitatEdit

Being a component of the mangrove communities, gentleman mangroves are usually associated with other mangrove species such as Avicennia tonduzzi Moldenke, Avicennia bicolor Stand., Avicennia germinans (L.) L., Avicennia schaueriana Stapt & Leechm., Laguncularia racemosa (L.) Gaertn. f., Pelliciera rhizophorae Tr. & Pl. And Rhizophora mangle L.[2]

TaxonomyEdit

Rhizophora harrisonii was described by Alleyne Leechman and published in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information Kew 1918 (1): 8, f. A, in the year 1918.[3]

EtymologyEdit

Rhizophora : generic name that derives from the Greek words: ριζα (rhiza), which means "root" and φορος (phoros), which means "support", referring to the piles of the base.[4]

harrisonii : epithet awarded in honor of the director of the Director of Science and Agriculture in British Guiana, Sir John Bunchmore Harrison.

SynonymsEdit

Rhizophora brevistyla Salvoza [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute-STRI Herbarium". Biogeodb.stri.si.edu. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "International Programs". US Forest Service. 1 February 2016. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Tropicos". Tropicos.org. Retrieved 26 March 2022.
  4. ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press. p. 964. ISBN 978-0-8493-2332-4.
  5. ^ "Rhizophora harrisonii Leechm". Theplantlist.org. Retrieved 26 March 2022.