Saturday, December 06, 2008

We Saw This At Semakau.....

Went for a trip to explore the Mangroves at Pulau Semakau today. And we came across this on one of the many Bakau (Rhizophora) found there.


It's a PINK propagule!!!

Just two weeks ago, I learned from Dr Yong's Mangroves workshop that if we see this kind of PINK propagules, it means that the water is being polluted at that area.

Oh dear! Is the water at this part of Pulau Semakau affected by some pollutions?

Here's a pic which shows the PINK one beside a healthy greenish one.


2 Comments:

Blogger ysf said...

Hi gal,

looks like a Rhizophora stylosa to me from the picture. R. apiculata does not have a flower stalk (sessile), thus the propagule looks like it's 'stuck' onto the branch. The pinky above looks free, and is longer, with a prominent collar, looks like the typical R. stylosa propagules I see, except the colour difference. Sorry it sounds so layman and unscientific, need time to recall all those botanical terms.
If you have a closeup photo of the flower, it wil be best =)

December 17, 2008 12:52 PM  
Anonymous CH said...

Thanks SF!

Haha...no need to be sorry. I am a layman mah.

Hmmm...don't think I have any flower of that tree....it's to high up for me to take any.

December 17, 2008 1:43 PM  

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