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Common name: River Mangrove
Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco APNI*
Description: Mostly a shrub to c. 4 m high.
Leaves alternate, ± obovate, 3–10 cm long, 1.5–5 cm wide, entire, leathery, minutely dotted.
Umbellate clusters 10–30-flowered; peduncle 0–10 mm long; pedicels 10–18 mm long. Flowers fragrant. Calyx 2–4 mm long. Corolla 4–6 mm long, white.
Fruit curved-cylindrical, mostly 2–4 cm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Common mangrove north from about Tuross Head
Usually with Avicennia marina but extends farther upstream and more inland than that species.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Formerly in Myrsinaceae.
Text by G. J. Harden (1990, 2000)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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