Heritiera

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Heritiera
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Heritiera littoralis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Sterculioideae
Genus: Heritiera
Aiton
Species

18 species, see text

Synonyms

Argyrodendron F.Muell.
Tarrietia Blume[1]

Heritiera is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. They are dominant rainforest trees in several areas in eastern Africa and India to the Pacific. Some are mangroves. Several are valuable for their timber and are overexploited.[2]

Selected species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heritiera Aiton". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2003-06-05. Retrieved 2010-02-16. 
  2. ^ Mukherjee, A. K., et al. (2003). Molecular characterization of three Heritiera species using AFLP markers. Biologia Plantarum, 47(3), 445-448.