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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Ordo: Ericales

Familia: Primulaceae
Subfamilia: Myrsinoideae
Genus: Aegiceras
Species: A. corniculatum – A. ferreum – A. floridum – A. fragrans – A. majus – A. malaspinaea – A. minus – A. nigricans – A. obcordatum – A. obovatum
Name

Aegiceras Gaertn.
References

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 2019. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset. Taxon: Aegiceras. .

Aegiceras is a genus of trees and shrubs from Southeast Asia, Malesia, Australia and the Pacific Island,.[1] and in Australia, in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, and Western Australia.[2] They occur as mangroves in coastal or estuarine areas.[2]

The genus was first described in 1788 by Joseph Gaertner.[3][4] The genus name, Aegiceras, derives from two Greek words: aix ("goat") and keras ("horn", and describes the genus as having fruits with horns like a goat.[5]

Species

There are two species accepted by Plants of the World online.[1]

Aegiceras corniculatum (L.) Blanco
Aegiceras floridum Roem. & Schult.

References

"Aegiceras Gaertn. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
Harden, G.J. (1990). "PlantNET - FloraOnline; Aegiceras". plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
"Aegiceras". Australian Plant Name Index, IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
Sturm, J. G.; Gaertner, Joseph, 1732-1791 (1788), De fructibus et seminibus plantarum /Joseph Gaertner (in Latin), 1, Sumtibus Auctoris, Typis Academiae Carolinae, pp. 216, t. 46, fig. 1, doi:10.5962/BHL.TITLE.53838, OCLC 17682598, Wikidata Q51462289
Glenn Wightman (2006). "Mangroves of the Northern Territory, Australia Identification and Traditional Use". Northern Territory Botanical Bulletin. 31: 44. ISSN 0314-1810. Wikidata Q107006058.

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