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Noun1.Avicennia - small genus of tropical shrubs or trees
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Verbenaceae, verbena family, Verbenaceae, vervain family - family of New World tropical and subtropical herbs and shrubs and trees
Avicennia marina, black mangrove - a mangrove of the West Indies and the southern Florida coast; occurs in dense thickets and has numerous short roots that bend up from the ground
Avicennia officinalis, white mangrove - a small to medium-sized tree growing in brackish water especially along the shores of the southwestern Pacific
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This is the only area in Pakistan where three species of mangroves, such as Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata and Ceriops tagal occur naturally.
Meron din pong Avicenniaceae species tulad Avicennia rumphiana at officinalis, o ang tinatawag po nating bungalon at api-api," she named just a few.
It is not the first time steps have been taken to safeguard Bahrain's mangroves, which consist of the Avicennia marina species of mangrove tree, also known as grey mangrove or white mangrove.
epilepsis has resulted in the growth of sooty mold on black mangroves (Avicennia germinans L.) Stearn (Acanthaceae) in Puerto Rico (Nieves-Rivera et al.
Grey mangrove (Avicennia marina) was planted in Jahra nature reserve as part of the second phase of EPA's project KUWAIT, Oct 14 (KUNA) -- Minister of Public Works Hussam Al-Roumi affirmed Sunday Kuwait Environment Public Authority's keenness to preserve environment in the country and back Jahra nature reserve, which currently sees a unique wildlife due to efforts by wildlife protection institutions.
"The Ministry, represented by the General Directorate of Nature Conservation, carried out a campaign to cultivate 600 seedlings of Avicennia plants (locally known as the Qurum trees) in cooperation with the Municipality of Dhofar.
Eight mangrove species were reported before in the Indus Delta, but nowadays only three mangrove species (Avicennia marina, Rhizophora mucronata and Aegiceras corniculata) are found, of which Avicennia marina covers up to 95-98% of the mangrove forests (Rehman et al., 2015).
Specific to its Southernmost distribution, only three tree species compose mangroves forest in Southern Brazil: Avicennia schaueriana Stapf & Leachman (Acanthaceae), Laguncularia racemosa (L.) Gaertn (Combretaceae) and Rhizophora mangle L.
"Three hundred volunteers from dawn to dusk planted 1,129,294 saplings of Avicennia marina and Rhizophora species of mangrove at an area of 40,000 hectares, which is a world record," Javed Mahar, conservator mangrove forests management circle Karachi, told Arab News.
The species of mangrove found in Al Zorah is called the Avicennia marina, commonly known as the grey or white mangrove, we are told.