Photo index of mangrove and seashore plants on Singapore shores
Herbs and ground plants
growing on the shores near the high water mark

Seashore bat lily

Tacca leontopetaloides

Seashore spider lily
Crinum asiaticum
A low growing plant with bright green hand-shaped leaves on long stalks (50cm-1m). Flowers and fruits growing in a cluster with leafy bracts and long 'whiskers'. It grows naturally in the sun-dappled shade immediately above the high water mark. Rare. It is Critically Endangered. Large lily. Leaves long (50cm-1m). Many white flowers in a cluster, large (8-9cm). Fruit irregularly rounded, white (about 5cm). Rare in the wild, commonly planted in parks. It is Critically Endangered.
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photo index of
plants on this site
all plants

mangrove & seashore plants
climbers, vines
palms, pandans

mangrove & seashore

thick/leathery leaves
thin leaves


type of leaves
small simple
large simple
compound, others

mangrove trees
small oval fruits and pneumatophores

long cylindrical fruits
with knee roots
with buttressed roots
with stilt roots

large round fruits

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