In the ACEP region, three species of the genus Rhizophora have been recognized: R.
The genus Rhizophora, present in woodland habitats, is characterized by having aerial prop roots, opposite, simple, whole, deciduous leaves, each pair associated with a pair of lanceolate stipules that leave an annular scar.
Savory (1953) studied the ecology of the genus Rhizophora in Nigeria and found that when the three taxa occur in sympatry, R.
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Leechman A (1918) The genus Rhizophora in British Guiana.