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Red Mangrove

Rhizophora mangle


This mangrove species is differentiated from White Mangrove (Laguncularia racemosa), which also has aerial prop roots by the pointed leaves and the propagules I found nearby. The second photo shows very young ones whose stems still look like the propagules they grew from.


Salt marsh area among lime rock and oyster shells near salt or brackish water.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 23, 2020
Submitted on Feb 2, 2020

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