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Sonneratia pagatpat (Blanco 1837)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioideae
(Engl. & Gilg 1924) S.A.Graham, Thorne & Reveal
Genus: Sonneratia
Mangrove trees and pneumatophores of genus Sonneratia on the coast of Yap

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 genus Sonneratia has twenty identified species:

Common names[edit]

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'.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sonneratia lanceolata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.

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