Xylocarpus

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Xylocarpus
Xylocarpus granatum.jpg
Cannonball mangrove in the Daintree region of Queensland, Australia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Genus: Xylocarpus
J.Koenig
Species

Xylocarpus granatum, Cannonball mangrove
Xylocarpus mekongensis, Cedar mangrove
Xylocarpus moluccensis, Cedar mangrove, puzzlenut

Xylocarpus is a genus of plants in the mahogany family (Meliaceae). It includes two[1] or three[2] species of mangroves, native to coastal mangrove forests of the Western and Central Indo-Pacific, from eastern Africa to Tonga.

Xylocarpus is the only mangrove genus in family Meliaceae.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xylocarpus", NPGS-GRIN database, accessed June 1, 2008. [1]
  2. ^ Raju, J.S.S.N "Xylocarpus (Meliaceae): A less-known mangrove taxon of the Godavari estuary, India". Current Science, Indian Academy of Sciences, vol. 84, no. 7; April 10 2003, Pgs. 879–881 [2]