Sunday, October 18, 2009


We've been hard at work on a Mangrove assignment and in so doing have learned much about these fascinating plants.

Top photo: Red Mangrove flowers, Rhizophora mangle, flowers are either self pollinated or wind pollinated and less than one inch in diameter.

Second Photo: Propagules of Red Mangrove, Rhizophora mangle. When ripe, these young seedlings detach from the parent tree and float in the Florida Bay until a suitable substratum is contacted.

Third Photo: Underwater view of the Prop Roots of Red Mangrove, Rhizophora mangle, which serve as a host for algae, sponges and other marine life.

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