Crinum defixum     (Mangrove Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Asparagales
Family:Amaryllidaceae

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Description
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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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• 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 - http://www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_2/05%20Mandal.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • UniProt Available at - http://www.uniprot.org
  • Indianetzone Available at - http://www.indianetzone.com/
  • 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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