On the reinstatement of R. samoensis and R. brevistyla in East Pacific red mangroves (Rhizophora, Rhizophoraceae)


  • Xavier Cornejo 1Herbario GUAY, Departamento de Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Guayaquil
  • Carmita Bonifaz 1Herbario GUAY, Departamento de Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad de Guayaquil,



Palabras clave:

Lectotype, mangal, Pacific Ocean, transoceanic, vernacular names


On the basis of previously presented molecular studies, Rhizophora samoensis (Hochr.) Salvoza
and R. brevistyla Salvoza (Rhizophoraceae) are here reinstated as valid names for the Eastern
Pacific red mangroves. The identical meaning of vernacular names of R. samoensis from Samoa and
coastal Ecuador is here reported for first time. The lectotype of the basionym Rhizophora mangle
var. samoensis is designated.


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Cómo citar

Cornejo, X. ., & Bonifaz, C. . (2023). On the reinstatement of R. samoensis and R. brevistyla in East Pacific red mangroves (Rhizophora, Rhizophoraceae). Revista Científica Ciencias Naturales Y Ambientales, 17(2). https://doi.org/10.53591/cna.v17i2.2635