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|Photographer: Glenn and Martha Vargas
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
ID: 0091 3182 0753 0067 (2002-02-15)
Copyright © 2002 California Academy of Sciences
|INFORMATION PROVIDED WITH THE PHOTO
|date of photo Dec 1966
location Baja California, Conception Bay (Mexico)CalAcademy slide # T 66134photo category: Plant - tree
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PLANT
American Mangrove, Mangrove, Red Mangrove (ITIS )
Check the Plants Database (USDA website)View Encyclopedia of Life record for Rhizophora mangleView all photos in CalPhotos of Rhizophora mangle Check Google Images for Rhizophora mangle |
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|1. ||Reviewed by Debra Valov Apr 26, 2005|
|Action: changed name from "Avicennia sp." to "Rhizophora mangle
| ||"Avicennia germinans, one species of mangrove commonly found at the location of the photo, has salt-encrusted, pale gray-green leaves, small (5-6 mm L) creamy two-lipped, 5-lobed tubular flowers. Avicennia spp. do not have prop roots but instead are characterized by spreading roots with pneumatophores sticking up out of the mud. Avicennia fruit are gen.1 cm L, and ovoid. Rhizophora mangle flowers have large, shiny green lanceolate leaves. Flowers are c. 1.5 cm D with 4 creamy, hairy, lanceolate petals. The fruit enlongates and the seed germinates while on the plant, resulting in a propagule up to 20 cm L. Please refer to http://www.oceanoasis.org/fieldguide for reviewed descriptions of the different species of mangrove found in Baja California."|
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