Rhizophora mangle - L.

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RHIZOPHORACEAE

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Red Mangrove

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Flowering time; All year long

Distribution; GC, CB, LC

Habitat; Muddy or sandy seashore. The roots can survive submerged in salt water creating an underwater habitat for sea creatures and fish. The decomposed leaves are also an important food source for ocean microorganisms.

Status; Common

Notes; Host plant for the Phocides pigmalion batabano / Mangrove Skipper caterpillar.

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