Rhizophora stylosa

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Rhizophora stylosa
Rhizopora stylosa Found in Mangrove of Cilintang, Taman Nasional Ujung Kulon, Banten.jpg
In Ujung Kulon National Park, Java
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Rhizophoraceae
Genus: Rhizophora
R. stylosa
Binomial name
Rhizophora stylosa

Rhizophora stylosa, the spotted mangrove, is a tree in the family Rhizophoraceae. The specific epithet stylosa is from the Latin meaning "stylus form", referring to the flower.[2]


Rhizophora stylosa grows up to 15 metres (50 ft) tall with a trunk diameter of up to 25 centimetres (10 in). The bark is dark brown to black. The fruits are ovoid to pear-shaped and measure up to 4 cm (2 in) long.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Rhizophora stylosa grows naturally in Japan, China, Taiwan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malesia and Queensland.[1][2] Its habitat is sandy beaches and coral terraces on seashores.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Rhizophora stylosa Griff". Tropicos. Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Madani, L.; Wong, K. M. (1995). "Rhizophora stylosa Griff." (PDF). In Soepadmo, E.; Wong, K. M. Tree Flora of Sabah and Sarawak. (free online from the publisher, lesser resolution scan PDF versions). 1. Forest Research Institute Malaysia. pp. 348–349. ISBN 983-9592-34-3. Retrieved 23 August 2014.

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