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I.A.5.N.f.4.2 - Rhizophora mangle Forest

Végétation des Caraïbes : système de classification préliminaire et descriptions

Description des postes typologiques

An essentially monospecific association, with the pioneer Rhizophora mangle as the sole dominant.

Distribution des postes typologiques

Cuba: often in keys; Bahamas, Puerto Rico,Caribbean.

Commentaires

This association represents pure, somewhat extensive stands of the priserial Rhizophora belt.

Synonymie

Red-mangrove forest (Dansereau 1966); Manglar (Areces-Mallea 1978), in part; Bosques de mangle (Capote et al. 1989).

Références

Ciferri (1936); Stehlé (1945); Dansereau (1966); Asprey & Robbins (1953); Borhidi (1991).

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)