|Sonneratia pagatpat (Blanco 1837)|
Sonneratia is a genus of plants in the family Lythraceae. Formerly the Sonneratia were placed in a family called Sonneratiaceae which included both the Sonneratia and the Duabanga, but these two are now placed in their own monotypic subfamilies of the family Lythraceae. The genus was also named Blatti by James Edward Smith, but Sonneratia had botanical nomenclature priority. It germinates through viviparous germination.
The Sonneratia genus has twenty identified species:
- Sonneratia acida L.f.
- Sonneratia alba Sm.
- Sonneratia apetala Buch.-Ham.
- Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engl.
- Sonneratia evenia Blume
- Sonneratia griffithii Kurz
- Sonneratia gulngai N.C.Duke
- Sonneratia hainanensis W.C.Ko, E.Y.Chen & W.Y.Chen
- Sonneratia lanceolata Blume – Lanceolate-leafed Apple Mangrove
- Sonneratia neglecta Blume
- Sonneratia obovata Blume
- Sonneratia ovalis Korth.
- Sonneratia ovata Backer
- Sonneratia pagatpat Blanco
- Sonneratia paracaseolaris W.C.Ko, E.Y.Chen & W.Y.Chen
- Sonneratia punctata J.F.Gmel.
- Sonneratia rubra Oken
- Sonneratia urama N.C.Duke
The Sonneratia are called 'berembang' in Malaya, 'mangrove apple' in English, and 'Mangrovenapfel' or 'Holzapfelmangrove' in German. In the Philippines, particularly in the Bataan and Pampanga region, they are called 'Pagatpat'.
- Graham, S. A., Thorne & Reveal (May 1998) "Validation of subfamily names in Lythraceae" Taxon 47(2): pp. 435–436;
- Shi, Suhua et al. (September 2000) "Phylogenetic Analysis of the Sonneratiaceae and its Relationship to Lythraceae Based on ITS Sequences of nrDNA" Journal of Plant Research 113(3): pp. 253–258;
- Duke, N. C. and Jackes, Betsy R. (1987) "A Systematic Revision of the Mangrove Genus Sonneratia (Sonneratiaceae) in Australasia"[dead link] Blumea 32: pp. 277–302 - from Internet Archive;
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- Diversity of Life: Sonneratia[permanent dead link] - retrieved 6 June 2006;
- ITIS Report: Sonneratia - retrieved 6 June 2006;
- Mangrove Apple (Sonneratia alba) from Mangrove and Wetland Wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park - retrieved 24 November 2006;
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