Conocarpus

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Conocarpus
Conocarpus erectus.jpg
Conocarpus erectus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Combretaceae
Genus: Conocarpus
L.[1]
Species

See text

Synonyms

Rudbeckia Adans.[1]

Conocarpus is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Combretaceae, native to tropical regions of the world. One of the species is a widespread mangrove species, the other is restricted to a small area around the southern Red Sea coasts, where it grows alongside seasonal rivers.

They are dense multiple-trunked shrubs or small to medium-sized trees from 1-20 m tall.

The generic name is derived from the Greek words κονος (konos), meaning "cone," and καρπος (karpos), meaning "fruit."[2]

Distribution[edit]

Bottonwood tree at Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas

Conocarpus species are native to the silt shores of coasts and islands of Florida, including the Florida keys.[3] They are also widely distributed on coasts of tropical America from Bermuda and The Bahamas through West Indies including Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands; from Mexico south on the Atlantic coast to Brazil and on the Pacific Coast to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, and Peru; and on coasts of west Africa and in Melanesia and Polynesia.

List of Species[edit]

Formerly placed here[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Genus: Conocarpus L.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 1996-09-17. Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ Austin, Daniel F. (2004). Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press. p. 372. ISBN 978-0-8493-2332-4. 
  3. ^ "Florida Forest Trees – Buttonwood (Conocarpus erectus)". University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734514
  5. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734515
  6. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734516
  7. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734517
  8. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734518
  9. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-50270338
  10. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-8200221
  11. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734519
  12. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2606748
  13. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734521
  14. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734522
  15. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734523
  16. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734524
  17. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734525
  18. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734526
  19. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734527
  20. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734528
  21. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734529
  22. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734530
  23. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734531
  24. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734532
  25. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734533
  26. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734534
  27. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734535
  28. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734536
  29. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734537
  30. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2734538
  31. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2641162
  32. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2641173
  33. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2641178
  34. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2641183
  35. ^ http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2338852