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Pakistan | Family List | Sonneratiaceae

Sonneratia (nom.cons.) Linn. f., Suppl. Pl. 38. 1781. Roxb.,Fl.Ind.ed.Carey.2:506.1832; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f.,Fl.Brit.Ind.2:579.1879; Cooke, Fl.Bomb.l:547.1903; Talbot, For. Fl.2:65.1911; Backer & Steenis in van Steenis, Fl.Males. Ser.l,4:3:280. 1951.

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    Mangrove or seacoast trees, with pneumatophores (surface breathing roots). Leaves glabrous, entire, petiolate, coriaceous. Flowers l-3, ephemeral and nocturnal, terminal on branchlets. Calyx coriaceous, cup-shaped or companulate with 4-8 segments. Petals narrow, oblong, or absent. Stamens inserted on the calyx tube, caducous. Ovary multilocular; style long, stigma capitate. Fruit a berry, crowned with the persistent calyx. Seeds embedded in pulp.

    A genus with 5 species, similar in habit to the members of the Rhizophoraceae; distributed in tropical E. Africa, S.E. Asia and N. Australia. Only 1 species is found in Pakistan.

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