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Xylocarpus granatum.jpg
Cannonball mangrove in the Daintree region of Queensland, Australia.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Sapindales
Family: Meliaceae
Subfamily: Cedreloideae
Genus: Xylocarpus

Xylocarpus granatum
Xylocarpus mekongensis
Xylocarpus moluccensis

Xylocarpus is a genus of plants in the mahogany family (Meliaceae). It includes two[1] or three[2] species of mangroves, native to coastal mangrove forests of the Western and Central Indo-Pacific, from eastern Africa to Tonga.

Xylocarpus is the only mangrove genus in family Meliaceae.


  1. ^ "Xylocarpus", NPGS-GRIN database, NPGS
  2. ^ Raju, J. S. S. N. (2003). "Xylocarpus (Meliaceae): A less-known mangrove taxon of the Godavari estuary, India" (PDF). Current Science. Indian Academy of Sciences. 84 (7): 879–881.

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