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Pelliciera rhizophorae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Pellicieraceae
Genus: Pelliciera
Planch. & Triana
Species: P. rhizophorae
Binomial name
Pelliciera rhizophorae
Planch. & Triana

Pelliciera rhizophorae, known as the tea mangrove, is a less-common species of mangroves found along the Pacific coast from the Gulf of Nicoya in Costa Rica to the Esmeraldas River in Ecuador, as well as within stands located in Nicaragua, Panama, and Colombia.[1] During eras such as the Cenozoic, the species was prevalent. The mangrove hummingbirds of Costa Rica live off the relatively large quantity of pollen produced by its prolific blooms.[2] P. rhizophorae is the only species in the genus Pelliciera which was recognized as the only genus in the family Pellicieraceae.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Pelliciera rhizophorae - Tea Mangrove". Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  2. ^ "Identification - Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi) - Neotropical Birds". Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  3. ^ Takhtadzhi͡an, A.L. (1997). Diversity and Classification of Flowering Plants. Columbia University Press. p. 165. ISBN 9780231100984. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 
  4. ^ Cronquist, A. (1981). An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants. Columbia University Press. p. 330. ISBN 9780231038805. Retrieved 2015-04-10. 

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