Crinum defixum     (Mangrove Plant)
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Class: Equisetopsida

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Herbs with subterranean avoid, fusiform, long-naked bulbs, whose apex grows out into long or short primary, secondary and tertiary subterranean spurious stems. Leaves linear-lanceolate glabrous, thick, dark green, round at apex. Flowers white 4-8, in axillary umbels; peduncles erect, cylindrical 60-100 cm long; anther filaments shorter than perianth lobes, bright red or white. Fruits subglobose, shortly beaked.

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Habitat:  Estuarine


• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mandal, RN and Naskar, KR (2008) Diversity and classification of Indian mangroves: a review Tropical Ecology International Society for Tropical Ecology 49(2) 131-146 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • UniProt Available at -
  • Indianetzone Available at -
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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