Author: Jan Scholten
English: white Mangrove.
Use: brown dye, perfume; wood building, roof carrier because it is more rigid.
Source: Lamu provings.
Avicennia has been placed in different families, Lamiaceae, Scrophulariaceae and lately Acanthaceae. It has affinities with Oleaceae. All these families are members of the order of Lamiales. It has also been placed in its own family Avicenniaceae, with Avicennia as its sole genus. In the last case it is like the Hydrogen series, having only 2 stages. Or having only 1 stage and the pause. Then we can say that Avicennia is just Stage 1, just being. In this case just being alone.
The stage is here problematic, 1 or 10.