Category Archives: Propagule Pages

Propagule Pages: Mmmmmangrove apples

Species: Sonneratia alba Common names: Mangrove apple, Songery Size: Generally up-to 25m tall; at Honko up-to approximately 7m. Features: Large, ridged, conical pneumatophores, flowers of many extended white stamens. Local uses: Masts for local vezo peoples’ boats (Pirogues) The mangrove … Continue reading

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Propagule Pages: The red mangrove

Species: Rhizophora mucronata Common names: Red Mangrove, Tanga-lahy Size: Generally up-to 25m tall; at Honko up-to approximately 7m. Features: Prominent arching prop roots, very long propagules Local uses: Building and firewood This is one of the seven species of mangrove … Continue reading

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Propagule pages: An introduction to a Mangrove

Welcome to the first of various updates from Honko that will give you an insight into the many varied aspects of the mangrove ecosystem here at the site in south west Madagascar; from the trees to the birds to the … Continue reading

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