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Conocarpus erectus (Button Mangrove) is a species of tree in the family Combretaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Middle America, Pará, Bahia, Maranhao, Paraná, U.S. Virgin Islands, SãO Paulo, Florida, Piauí, Mata Atlântica, Pernambuco, Rio De Janeiro, Espirito Santo, Ceará, Alagoas, ParaíBa, Sergipe, Amazônia, Rio Grande Do Norte, Atlantic And Gulf Coastal Plain (Agcp), The Contiguous United States, and Puerto Rico. They have simple, broad leaves. Flowers are visited by Timochares trifasciata, Florida Carpenter Ant, Many-banded Daggerwing, and Phocides pigmalion. Button Mangrove form mangrove swamps. Individuals can grow to 20 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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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of button mangrove. View this species on GBIF