Are there more rarey mangrove trees at Kranji Nature Trail?
Hui Ping found a good way to reach this centre part of the back mangroves that is surrounded by streams and soft mud. Here, we saw many common mangrove trees such as Api-api putih (Avicennia alba), as well as many large Api-api bulu (Avicennia rhumpiana) and Api-api ludat (Avicennia officinalis).
Nyireh bunga (Xylocarpus granatum) and they were flowering! There were many Bakau putih (Bruguiera cylindrica), some nice Tumu (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza), tall Perepat (Sonneratia alba) and large Bakau (Rhizophora sp.) trees.
Buta-buta trees (Excoecaria agallocha) with their twisty roots.
Dungun air (Brownlowia tersa)! This plant is listed as 'Endangered' and it's nice to see so much of it here in the Trail.
Teruntum putih (Lumnitzera racemosa) which is listed as 'Endangered' and is quite common all over the Trail.
Beccari's seagrass (Halophila beccarii) in this part of the Trail! This is the first time I've spotted it at the back mangroves here. Last month, I saw long stretches of this seagrass along the seaward side of the Trail.
Bakau mata buaya (Bruguiera hainesii) and it was still flowering! Hui Ping found one propagule! Hurray! We had a look at the Gedabu (Sonneratia ovata) here. Desmond found two more!
earlier at Labrador and which Siyang kindly identified as Oxyceros longiflorus.
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