Yellow Mangrove (species: Ceriops sp) in taxonomy (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ceriops sp
Yellow Mangrove


©Anne Hoggett: Ceriops sp at Ferrier's Creek, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Ceriops sp at Ferrier's Creek, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Ceriops sp at Ferrier's Creek, Lizard Island. Note petals with three long lobes at tip.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malpighiales
Family Rhizophoraceae
Genus Ceriops
Species Ceriops sp

Colours

                   

Distinguishing features

Opposite leaves with long petioles. Base of stem buttressed and there can be looped surface roots. Flowers distinctive with 5-lobed calyx and white petals each tipped with three long lobes. Fruits are required to distinguish between Ceriops tagal (ribbed and grooved hypocotyl up to 20 cm long) and Ceriops australis (smooth hypocotyl up to 10 cm long), both of which have been recorded at Lizard Island.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

Synonyms

Distribution

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References

References that assist with identification

  • Duke, N. (2006). Australia's Mangroves: The authoritative guide to Australia's mangrove plants 200 pp. University of Queensland, Brisbane. LIRS catalog number 90187.