21 Nov '11, 7am

Ron's posts about the 3 species of Sonneratia mangroves found in Singapore

Ron's posts about the 3 species of Sonneratia mangroves found in Singapore

) is a nationally critically endangered mangrove tree from the family Lythraceae. As with the other Sonneratia species it is also commonly called "Mangrove Apple". It usually occurs at the less saline parts of mangrove forests on muddy substrates, especially those with freshwater inputs (e.g. banks of tidal rivers). In Singapore, I have seen naturally occurring trees at Woodlands Town Garden, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve , Kranji Nature Trail, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong. The trunk is brown. Cable roots radiating from the tree underground arise at various intervals to form conical pneumatophores. These roots help the plant breathe air, which is scarce in the waterlogged soil. The roots spread over a wide area to help stabilise the tree on the unstable ground. Like other Sonneratia species, S. caseolaris relies on its roots to exclude salt from entering the plant through a ...

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Ron's posts about the 3 species of Sonneratia mangroves found in Singapore

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Ron's posts about the 3 species of Sonneratia mangroves found in Singapore

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