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Rhizophora mangle L.
Red mangrove

Family: Rhizophoraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Florida, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: Visit our Natives For Your Neighborhood website for more information and images. For a digitized image of Elbert Little's Florida range map, visit the Exploring Florida website.

Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Other data on Rhizophora mangle available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Rhizophora mangle has been found in the following 94 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Arch Creek Park Present Native
Attwood Addition, Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
Bahia Honda State Park Present Native
Barefoot Beach Preserve Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Big Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Black Point Park and Marina Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Blue Heron Hammock, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Bocilla Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Collier-Seminole State Park Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Curry Hammock State Park Present Native
Dagny Johnson Key Largo Hammocks Botanical State Park Present Native
Daskas Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Don Pedro Island State Park Present Native
Dove Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Dry Tortugas National Park Present Native
Enchanted Forest Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association tract A
Gasparilla Island State Park Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Halpatiokee Regional Park Present Native
Highland Oaks Park Present Native
Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Indian Key Historic State Park Present Native
J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native
John U. Lloyd Beach State Park Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Juno Dunes Natural Area Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Key West National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Kitchen Key
Koreshan State Historic Site Present Native
Lake San Pedro Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park Present Native
Lignumvitae Key Botanical State Park, Klopp Tract Present Native
Little Hamaca Park Present Native
Little Torch Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Long Key State Park Present Native
Lovers Key State Park Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Matheson Hammock Park Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Anderson, Lipchak, 3112 Parcels, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Middle Torch Hammocks Parcel 3063, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Mound Key Archaeological State Park Present Native
Muscara Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native
Oleta River State Park Present Native
Peck Lake Park Present Native
Pond Apple Slough Present Native
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Native
Ramrod Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Red Reef Park Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native
Seabranch Preserve State Park Present Native
Secret Woods Buffer and Nature Center Present Native
Snake Creek Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
South Dade Wetlands Present Native
Southern Glades Present Native
Spoonbill Sound Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park Present Native
Stump Pass Beach State Park Present Native
Sugarloaf Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
The Barnacle State Historic Park Present Native
Tigertail Beach County Park Present Native
Torchwood Hammock Preserve Present Native
Twin Rivers Present Native
Virginia Key and Marine Stadium Present Native
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Present Native
Wahoo Hammocks, Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
West Lake Park/Anne Kolb Nature Center Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Present Native


Rhizophora mangle has been found in the following 9 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Native
Monroe County (Mainland) Native
Palm Beach County Native


Rhizophora mangle has been found in the following 10 habitats :
Bayhead
Beach Dune
Blackwater Stream
Coastal Interdunal Swale
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Freshwater Tidal Swamp
Swale
Tidal Marsh
Tidal Swamp


All Images:

Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer
Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Kim Gabel, UF IFAS Extension Monroe County
Propagule showing damage by the red mangrove borer, Coccotrypes rhizophorae

Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Kim Gabel, UF IFAS Extension Monroe County
Propagule showing damage by the red mangrove borer, Coccotrypes rhizophorae
Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: George D. Gann
Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Rhizophora mangle
Copyright by: Shirley Denton