Bruguiera × dungarra (Rhizophoraceae), a previously undescribed hybrid species between B. exaristata and B. gymnorhiza is recorded from north-eastAustralia. Eight taxa are currently recognised in this Indo West Pacific genus, including three putative hybrids. The newly described hybrid is widely occurring, and it is described here with notes provided on typification, phenology, distribution and habitat. A revised identification key to all Bruguiera taxa is presented, along with a table of comparative diagnostic characters.

Bruguiera × dungarra, hybrid, identification key, intermediate, mangrove, Rhizophoraceae, taxonomy
dx.doi.org/10.3767/blumea.2018.63.03.03
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Duke, N.C, & Kudo, H. (2018). Bruguiera × dungarra, a new hybrid between mangrove species B. exaristata and B. gymnorhiza (Rhizophoraceae) recently discovered in north-east Australia. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 63, 279–285. doi:10.3767/blumea.2018.63.03.03