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Sonneratia pagatpat (Blanco 1837)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Myrtales
Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioideae
(Engl. & Gilg 1924) S.A.Graham, Thorne & Reveal
Genus: Sonneratia
Mangrove trees and pneumatophores of genus Sonneratia on the coast of Yap

Sonneratia is a genus of plants in the family Lythraceae. Formerly the Sonneratia were placed in a family called Sonneratiaceae which included both the Sonneratia and the Duabanga, but these two are now placed in their own monotypic subfamilies of the family Lythraceae. The genus was also named Blatti by James Edward Smith, but Sonneratia had botanical nomenclature priority. It germinates through viviparous germination.


The genus Sonneratia has twenty identified species:

See also


  1. ^ "Sonneratia lanceolata". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government.
  • Graham, S. A., Thorne & Reveal (May 1998) "Validation of subfamily names in Lythraceae" Taxon 47(2): pp. 435–436;
  • Shi, Suhua et al. (September 2000) "Phylogenetic Analysis of the Sonneratiaceae and its Relationship to Lythraceae Based on ITS Sequences of nrDNA" Journal of Plant Research 113(3): pp. 253–258;
  • Duke, N. C. and Jackes, Betsy R. (1987) "A Systematic Revision of the Mangrove Genus Sonneratia (Sonneratiaceae) in Australasia"[dead link] Blumea 32: pp. 277–302 - from Internet Archive;

External links

  • Mangrove Apple (Sonneratia alba) from Mangrove and Wetland Wildlife at Sungei Buloh Nature Park - retrieved 3 November 2017.

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