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Mangrove Palm

Nypa fruticans Wurmb

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Nypa fruticans (Mangrove Palm) is a species of tree in the family palms. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Australia, Solomon Islands, Palau, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, The Philippines, Japan, Guam, Micronesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, China, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Cambodia, and Northern Mariana Islands. They have compound, broad leaves. Mangrove Palm form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 7.9 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
  • Definition: A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
  • Comment: Preliminary definition. Depending on whether mangrove trees or shrubs are present, this class could be a child of shrubland biome or woodland biome. Consider creating the appropriate classes.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Mangrove Palm. View this species on GBIF