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Red mangrove Rhizophora mangle seedling


Note: The red mangrove retains its seeds long past fertilization - until a seedling like this grows, hanging from the withered flower. At this stage, it drops into the water and is dispersed. Those that wash up on new shores, as this one has, may take root and grow.
Status: Native
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004


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Red mangrove Rhizophora mangle seedling


Status: Endemic
Island: Santa Cruz
Location: Bachas
Year: 2004