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Acanthus ilicifolius (Holy Mangrove) is a species of shrub in the family Acanthaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They have simple, broad leaves. Holy Mangrove form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 9 m.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000181
  • Definition: A mangrove biome is a terrestrial biome which includes, across its spatial extent, mangrove plants (Rhizophoraceae). Mangrove plants are able to withstand high levels of salinity as well as regions of anoxia and frequent tidal inundation. Mangrove biomes often occur near tropical and sub-tropical estuaries and depositional marine coastal environments where fine sediments (often with high organic content) collect in areas protected from high energy wave action.
  • Comment: Preliminary definition. Depending on whether mangrove trees or shrubs are present, this class could be a child of shrubland biome or woodland biome. Consider creating the appropriate classes.
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EOL has data for 25 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Holy Mangrove. View this species on GBIF