Rhizophoraceae

plural noun Rhi·zopho·ra·ce·ae \rīˌzäfəˈrāsēˌē, ˌrīzəf-\

Definition of Rhizophoraceae

  1. :  a family of trees and shrubs (order Myrtales) that usually form dense jungles along tropical seacoasts and that have opposite coriaceous leaves, flowers with valvate calyx and 2- to 6-celled ovary, and seeds that germinate while the fruit is still attached — compare mangrove

rhizophoraceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of rhizophoraceae

New Latin, from Rhizophora, type genus + -aceae


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