Avicennia alba

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Avicennia alba


Taxonavigation: Lamiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Avicennioideae
Genus: Avicennia
Species: Avicennia alba


Avicennia alba Blume, 1826


  • Homotypic
    • Avicennia marina var. alba (Blume) Bakh. in Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 3, 3: 103 (1921)
    • Avicennia officinalis var. alba (Blume) C.B.Clarke in J.D.Hooker, Fl. Brit. India 4: 604 (1885)
  • Heterotypic
    • Avicennia alba var. latifolia Moldenke in Phytologia 1: 410 (1940)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • Bangladesh, India
    • Regional: Malesia
      • Borneo, Caroline Is., Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Vietnam
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • Northern Territory.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. 2003. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [unavailable for the public] Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

Esperanto: Blanka avicenio
Bahasa Melayu: Pokok Api-api Puteh
ไทย: แสมขาว
Tiếng Việt: Mắm trắng
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