Meaning of Rhizophora in English:

Rhizophora

Pronunciation /rʌɪˈzɒf(ə)rə/

noun

Botany
  • A genus of tropical mangrove trees with prop roots arising from the stem and branches (family Rhizophoraceae); (also rhizophora) a mangrove of this genus, especially the red mangrove, R. mangle.

    Valid publication of the genus name: Linnaeus Species Plantarum (1753) I. 443.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From scientific Latin Rhizophora, genus name (LinnaeusGenera plantarum 137) from post-classical Latin rhizo- + classical Latin -phora.