I.A.5.N.f.1.1 - Avicennia germinans Forest

Végétation des Caraïbes : système de classification préliminaire et descriptions

Description des postes typologiques

Dominated by Avicennia germinans. Batis maritima is usually a common acompanying species. Others may include Baccharis halimifolia, Iva cheiranthifolia, Salicornia perennis, Heliotropium curassavicum, Distichlis spicata.

Distribution des postes typologiques

Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Martinique, Caribbean.

Commentaires

Based on Borhidi (1991); Dansereau (1966).

Synonymie

Batidi-Avicennietum germinantis Borhidi & Del Risco, in Borhidi (1991); Black-mangrove forest (Dansereau 1966); Mangrove Swamp Woodland (Kimber 1988), in part.

Bibliographie

 A. E. Areces-Mallea, A. S. Weakley, X. Li, R. G. Sayre, J. D. Parrish, C. V. Tipton & T. Boucher, 1999. A Guide to Carribbean Vegetation Types : Preliminary Classification System and Description. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, 166p. (Source)