germinans (L.) L.
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Places where this species can be found :
- Levera National Park - GRENADA
- Mt. Hartman Estate - GRENADA
DescriptionCorolla white with yellow eye.
InterestAvicennia was an 11th Century Arabian philosopher. In Africa, Aviceenia leaves and roots are used as a source of salt (better than other mangroves). The bark is rich in tannin and is also used as a red dye or to cure skin diseases. (Dalziel, 1948)
CollectorW.D. Hawthorne, S.Cable & D. Jules
LocationGrenadan Dove Nature Reserve.
NotesTree 6 m tall. BARK: smooth. FLOWERS: white. FRUIT: green, imm. (RHS colour code: Leaf upper =146A, below=148B)