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Rhizophora mangle
Rhizophora mangle
American Mangrove
Photographer: Glenn and Martha Vargas
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0091 3182 0753 0067 (2002-02-15)

Copyright © 2002 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Dec 1966
  • latitude 26.69348   longitude -111.82983   max error distance 20731 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Baja California, Conception Bay (Mexico)
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 66134
  • photo category: Plant - tree

  • common names   American Mangrove, Mangrove, Red Mangrove (ITIS )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Debra Valov    Apr 26, 2005

    Action: changed name from "Avicennia sp." to "Rhizophora mangle "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "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 for reviewed descriptions of the different species of mangrove found in Baja California."

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