Ceriops zippeliana, a member of the mangrove Rhizophoraceae, was first reported in 1849. It was considered to be a synonym of C. decandra, which is still widely accepted. We present morphological and molecular evidence to show that C. zippeliana is significantly distinct from C. decandra, and illustrations and an identification key to both species.

Ceriops decandra, Ceriops zippeliana, lectotypification, Malesia, mangrove, Rhizophoraceae, trnL intron
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Sheue, C.-R, Liu, H.-Y, Tsai, C.-C, Rashid, S.M.A, Yong, J.W.H, & Yang, Y.-P. (2009). On the morphology and molecular basis of segregation of Ceriops zippeliana and C. decandra (Rhizophoraceae) from Asia. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54(1/3), 220–227.