Mangrove Plant Information

Mangrove grows in the following 3 states:

Florida, Hawaii, Texas

The generic name is derived from the Greek words (konos), meaning "cone," and (karpos), meaning "fruit."They are dense multiple-trunked shrubs or small to medium-sized trees from 1-20 m tall.Conocarpus is a genus of two species of flowering plants in the family Combretaceae, native to tropical regions of the world. One of the species is a widespread mangrove species, the other is restricted to a small area around the southern Red Sea coasts, where it grows alongside seasonal rivers.

Conocarpus species are native to the silt shores of coasts and islands of Florida, including the Florida keys. They are also widely distributed on coasts of tropical America from Bermuda and The Bahamas through West Indies including Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands; from Mexico south on the Atlantic coast to Brazil and on the Pacific Coast to Ecuador including the Galapagos Islands, and Peru; and on coasts of west Africa and in Melanesia and Polynesia.

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