- n Laguncularia a genus of Laguncularia
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n laguncularia A genus of dicotyledonous polypetalous plants of the natural order Combretaceæ and suborder Combreteæ, having the calyx-tube turbinate and not produced beyond the ovary, 10 included stamens, opposite leaves, and spiked flowers. Only one species is known, L. racemosa, the white buttonwood or white mangrove, a native of the immediate coast throughout the West Indies and semitropical Florida to Cape Canaveral, and also of tropical Africa. It is a small tree, usually only 20 or 30 feet in height, but in exceptional cases 60 or 70, with very heavy, hard, and strong close-grained wood, susceptible of a high polish.