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Spurred mangrove (Ceriops tagal), Mangrove of Belo sur Mer, south of Morondava, Southwestern coast of Madagascar

© Jean-Philippe Delobelle / Biosphoto

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Image size: 5315x3543 pixels (17.7"x11.8" @300dpi)

Shooting date : 2016-07-31

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Red mangroves tree is characterized by curved cypress knees, remarkable adaptation to both the lack of oxygene in mangrove muds and the instability of the ground relentlessly shaken by tides and tropical storms. Viviparous species: seeds or propagules can directly root when they fall from the tree and quickly develop as soon as the conditions are favourable. Despite their huge environmental and climatic importance (CO2 collection), mangroves are highly threatened biomes for various reasons: deforestation, shrimp farming, various constructions


Area / Forest / Mangrove

Species / IUCN Red List of Threatened Species / Low Risk (IUCN) LR / Least Concern (IUCN) LC

Eukaryota / Archaeplastida / Chlorobionta / Embryophyta / Tracheophyta / Spermatophyta / Phanerogamae / Angiospermae / Dicotyledoneae / Myrtales / Rhizophoraceae / Ceriops

Individual / Nobody

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel


Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / blue sky

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Mud (matter)

Shot / Overview

Species / Reproduction / Scattering / Seed dissemination / Hydrochory

Organism / Morphology / Morphological adaptation

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Root / Pneumatophore

Species / Species particularity / Halophile plant

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Woody plant / Tree

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Africa / Southern Africa / Madagascar

Flora / Myrtales order / Rhizophoraceae family / Spurred mangrove (Ceriops tagal)

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