genus Rhizophora


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Noun1.genus Rhizophora - type genus of the Rhizophoraceae; a small genus of tropical trees and shrubs
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
family Rhizophoraceae, mangrove family, Rhizophoraceae - trees and shrubs that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts
mangrove, Rhizophora mangle - a tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
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The pollen is common in coastal Miocene deposits of Trinidad where it is associated with pollen of the mangrove genus Rhizophora (Germeraad et al., 1968; Kumar, 1981).
The species of the genus Rhizophora excrete salt from the sap by maintaining a negative hydrostatic pressure in the xylem, thanks to the maintenance of an unusually high osmotic pressure in the cells of the leaves.