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

The Gedabu (Sonneratia ovata ) 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 occurs at the landward margin of mangroves in less saline areas, usually on muddy soils and along tidal creeks. In Singapore, naturally occurring ones can be found at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve , Kranji Nature Trail, Mandai Mangrove, Khatib Bongsu, Pulau Ubin and Pulau Tekong, among others. The trunk is cream-coloured to 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. ovata relies on its roots to exclude salt from ent...

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

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tidechaser.blogspot.com 21 Nov '11, 7am

) is a nationally critically endangered mangrove tree from the family Lythraceae. As with the other Sonneratia species it ...

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

Ron's posts about the 3 species of Sonneratia m...

tidechaser.blogspot.com 21 Nov '11, 7am

The Perepat (Sonneratia alba ) is a nationally common mangrove tree from the family Lythraceae. As with the other Sonnerat...