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Bakau Kurap (Rhizophora mucronata), Mangrove restored by the Honko project, on the road to Ifaty, near Belalanda (known as Ambondrolava), southwestern coast of Madagascar, north of Toliara

© Jean-Philippe Delobelle / Biosphoto

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Shooting date : 2016-07-12

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The red mangrove is characterized by its aerial prop roots, remarkabla adaptation to both the lack of oxygene in mangrove muds and to the instability of the ground relentlessly shaken by tides and tropical storms. This species is viviparous: its seeds or propagules can directly root when the 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 construction.


Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Ecological engineering / Revegetalisation

World sea and ocean / Indian Ocean / Mozambique Channel

Flora / Myrtales order / Rhizophoraceae family / Mangrove (Rhizophora sp) / Bakau Kurap (Rhizophora mucronata)

Matter (substance) / Water (matter) / Water surface


Atmosphere / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / blue sky

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

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

Species / Reproduction / Scattering / Seed dissemination / Hydrochory

Organism / Morphology / Morphological adaptation

Area / Forest / Mangrove

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

Organism / Morphology / Morphology (botany) / Root / Aerial root

Environment / Pollution management / Landscape restoration

Species / Species particularity / Halophile plant

Area / Forest / Planted forest

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

Africa / Southern Africa / Madagascar

Light effect / Reflection

Shot / Overview

Individual / Nobody

Latin keywords

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

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