& Ngoc Nam, V. (2010). The habit is a gnarled arrangement of multiple branches. 137. Flowers creamy yellow, small, in dense round heads in leaf axils or terminally, on short, square stalks, sweetly scented. Balkema, Cape Town.Raimondo, D., Von Staden, L. Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. (2011); Gomes e Sousa (1967) gives nhamesso (Xironga) and mussu (Quimuane) for Mozambique. Avicennia marina var. The Kiswahili name Uchu (coastal Kenyan) and Mtswi (Giriyama) are recorded on herbarium specimens, as are many other vernacular names within its vast range. Avicennia marina var. Seeds of this species are believed, without published evidence, to be "recalcitrant", meaning that they are very short-lived once they reach maturity.The seeds germinate in the fruit while still on the tree. Statistics. martii Mold. Field guide to trees of southern Africa. )J.Everett 1994. pronounced: av-ih-SEN-ee-uh mar-EE-nuh subspecies aw-strah-LAY-see-kuh (Acanthaceae — the black-eyed Susan family) common name: grey mangrove. Preferred Names. Vierh. Avicennia marina subsp. Vierh. 14 plant name records match your search criteria Avicennia marina.The results are below. A few decades later the white mangrove was well illustrated in Van Rheede's (1678-1693) Hortus Malabaricus, and this work is the source of the generic name used by Linnaeus (1747, 1754). Forst.) Scientific Name: Avicennia marina Arabic Name: Qurm قرم IUCN Red List Endangered Status: Least Concern The grey mangrove (Avicennia marina) is named after Avicenna or Ibn Sina (AD 980-1037), one of the most significant Islamic philosopher-scientists.It is a mangrove tree which can thrive in both high salinity and freshwater habitats.. I have never seen a diseased tree of this species. Palmer, E. & Pitman, N. 1973. australasica is a many-branched woody shrub or small tree favouring tidal flats of harbours and estuaries.It is easily recognized by its bushy growth with opposite fleshy leaves and aerial roots (pneumatophores) which rise vertically from the mud. Species name: Mangroves Scientific name: Avicennia marina Locally known as: Gurm. Avicennia alba Bl. Soil requirements for this tree are unknown, but probably include anaerobic mud. , Grey mangroves grow as a shrub or tree to a height of 3 to 10 m (9.8 to 32.8 ft), or up to 14 m in tropical regions. Strelitzia 25. The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Avicennia marina . Duke, N., Kathiresan, K., Salmo III, S.G., Fernando, E.S., Peras, J.R., Sukardjo, S., Miyagi, T., Ellison, J., Koedam, N.E., Wang, Y., Primavera, J., Jin Eong, O., Wan-Hong Yong, J. 1775. – gray mangrove. resinifera (G.Forst.)Bakh. Unusually among mangroves, these trees can exude excess salt through their leaves, and it is not uncommon to find salt crystals adhering to the leaves. Vierh. It has smooth light-grey bark made up of thin, stiff, brittle flakes. Bakh. Later generations of Western academics Latinized his name as 'Avicenna'. Before experimenting, please be aware that every swamp where this tree grows naturally in South Africa is protected and you will need a permit to collect seed in this country, or an import permit and phytosanitary certificates to bring seed in from elsewhere in its range. Avicennia marina (Forssk.) The flowers range from white to a golden yellow colour, are less than 1 cm across, and occur in clusters of three to five. Mabberley's Plant-book, edn 3.  The grey mangrove can experience stunted growth in water conditions that are too saline, but thrive to their full height in waters where both salt and fresh water are present. Berjak, P., Campbell, G.K., Huckett, B.I. Jacana, Johannesburg. arabica Walp. The fruit contains large cotyledons that surround the new stem of a seedling.