Pentatropis capensis   (L.f.) Bullock  (Mangrove Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Spermatophyta
Class: Dicotyledonae
Order:Gentianales
Family:Asclepiadaceae

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Description
Slender, glabrous twining herbs. Leaves elliptic-oblong, or ovate, thick, coriaceous, apiculate at apex, subcordate at base. Flowers 5-8 mm across, greenish-white, 4-6, in extra-axillary umbelliform cymes; pedicls slender. Follicles 6-10 cm long, smooth; seeds ovate, crenate, comose.

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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa, False Point INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA
• Orissa 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
  • Flowers of India Available at - http://www.flowersofindia.net/
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

Page last updated on:2011-12-02

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