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1. Avicennia marina (Forsskål) Vierhapper, Denkschr. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Wien. Math.-Naturwiss. Kl. 71: 435. 1907.

海榄雌 hai lan ci

Sceura marina Forsskål, Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 37. 1775.

Branchlets ridged when young. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade elliptic to ovate, 2-7 X × 2-3.5 cm, leathery, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous and shiny, base acuminate, margin entire. Inflorescences capitate; peduncle 1-2.5 cm. Flowers ca. 5 mm in diam. Calyx and corolla outside densely pubescent, inside subglabrous, margin densely persistent ciliate. Stamens slightly exserted. Ovary densely pubescent. Style short, 2-cleft. Fruit nearly ovoid, ca. 1.2 cm in diam., pubescent.

Maritime. Fujian, Guangdong, Hainan, Taiwan [E Africa, S and SE Asia, N Australia].


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