Avicennia bicolor Standl.
  • J. Wash. Acad. Sci.


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General Information

Avicennia bicolor Standl., J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 13: 354. 1923.

Arboles 5–13 m de alto. Hojas ovadas, ovado-oblongas, 8–11 cm de largo y 4.5–8 cm de ancho, ápice redondeado-obtuso, base obtusa o redondeada y luego abrupta y cortamente decurrente. Inflorescencia panícula de espigas 2–3-compuestas, ca 10 cm de largo y 10–20 cm de ancho, flores casi siempre en pares bien separados en el raquis, bráctea floral oblonga, 3 mm de largo, bractéolas suborbiculares 2–2.5 mm de diámetro; cáliz 3.5–4 mm de largo; corola 5.5–7 mm de largo; estambres con anteras a la altura de la boca del tubo, filamentos 1–2 mm de largo, los 2 estambres internos con filamentos gibosos y arqueados, pareciendo más cortos que los 2 exteriores. Fruto elíptico, no oblicuo o apiculado, 1.5 cm de largo y 1 cm de ancho, escasamente seríceo.

Rara, en manglares, zona pacífica; nivel del mar; fl dic–may; Araquistain 3828, Rueda 1435; costas del Pacífico desde El Salvador hasta Panamá. Tomlinson consideró A. tonduzii como un sinónimo de esta especie.

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    Shrubs or trees, to 13 m high; trunk to 25 cm in diameter; young branchlets glabrous. Leaves with the blades broadly elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 7-13'cm long and 3.5-7 cm wide, entire, rounded or obtuse apically, obtuse basally and usually shortly and abruptly decurrent into the petiole, glabrous and lustrous above and with prominent venation, densely covered with a minute whitish tomentum beneath; petioles stout, 4-15 mm long. Inflorescences spicate, opposite, the rachis elongate and the pairs of individual flowers 5-8 mm distant from each other, the spikes numerous, forming lax panicles 5-17 cm long, the branches of the panicles minutely tomentellous; bracts and bractlets rounded, obtuse apically, tomentulose. Flowers with the corolla ca. 4 mm long, the tube glabrous, the lobes obovate, subtruncate basally, sericeous on the outer surface, glabrous within; style nearly obsolete.

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    Habit

    Shrubs or trees

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
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    Distribution

    In mangrove lagoons from Chiapas, Mexico, to Panama and the Pearl Islands.

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