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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-10-02
Categories: Trees
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-10-02 16:10
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Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brazilian mangrove forests consist mainly of four genera of woody plants:

 Red mangrove, Rhizophora genre
Siriúba, gender Avicennia
White mangrove, gender Laguncularia
Mangrove button, gender Conocarpus
There are also groups of plants associated with the mangrove occurring especially in marginal areas or inner edge. These species are not exclusive to the mangrove ecosystem, but are tolerant to different salinity levels. They form little dense clumps, however, changed in some regions, naturally or not, the forest can be dominated by one of the groups below:

 Fern Mangue, gender Acrostichum
Hibiscus sp.
Spartina sp.
Other plant groups, such as algae, lichens, orchids and bromeliads (gravatá), occur as epiphytes in mangrove trees.

Rizophora sp
 
This plant has a smooth and clear shell that to be scraped shows the red color, hence its common name "red mangrove."
The root system consists of rhizophores departing from the trunk and branches of the tree, forming arches that reach the ground, allowing you greater support. It has lenticels roots, holes that allow the exchange of gases between the plant and the environment.

The reproductive structures are called seedlings and mature attached to the mother plant when then fall like spears pointed down, settling in the soil during low tide.

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Hello Raimundo,

In my first glance in thumbnail, I realized it's a Mangrove forest. I know this plants features. Where I live in India there is a place called 'Sundarbans', is famous for Mangrove forest. Just few hour journey from my house.....
Nice to see your photograph...
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,
Regards and have a nice WE,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-10-03 13:02]

Hi Raimundo,interesting post about these mangroves from Brazil,an excellent shot despite the difficult light,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.

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