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Volume 8 | Number 1 | May 2016 v8i1.214 cover 8 1


Volume 8 | Number 1 | May 2016
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 30 May 2015
Accepted date: 24 March 2016
Published date: 26 March 2016
Pp. 37–40.

First substantiated record of Ceriops decandra (Rhizophoraceae) in Sri Lanka

S.P. Ekanayake*, W.L.D.P.T.S. de A. Goonetilleke, A.M.S.M.R.W. Jayasekera, M.D.C. Asela, A.L. Pieris & K.M.A. Bandara
*Corresponding author. E-mail: sekanayake@gmail.com

In Sri Lanka there are 20 true mangrove plant species and Rhizophoraceae is the most diverse family represented by six species. Of these the genus Ceriops Arn., has five: C. australis (C.T. White) Ballment, T.J. Sm. & J.A. Stoddart; C. decandra (Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.) W. Theob.; C. pseudodecandra Sheue, H.G. Liu, C.C. Tsai & Yuen P. Yang; C. tagal (Perr.) C.B. Rob.; and C. zippeliana Blume.

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