Rhizophora apiculata is a species of plant in the Rhizophoraceae family. It is found in Australia (Queensland and the Northern Territory), Guam, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Singapore, the Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, the Maldives, Thailand, Vanuatu, and Vietnam.
When bred with ‘bakauan bato’ (Rhizophora stylosa), the product is a rare hybrid species of mangrove, called "Rhizophora x lamarckii," which was discovered on April, 2008, by Filipino scientists in Masinloc, Zambales. Only one tree was found on Panay Island in Western Visayas, while 12 were discovered in Masinloc, and they have an average diameter of 5.5 centimeters and height of 6 meters.
In Maldives Rhizophora apiculata is commonly mistaken by locals with Rhizophora mangle, This species of plant is only found in Kaafu Atoll Hura.
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1998. Rhizophora apiculata. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 August 2007.
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