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Photo index of mangrove and seashore plants on Singapore shores
growing in mangroves and near the shore

Piaya raya

Acrostichum aureum

Piaya lasu
Acrostichum speciosum

Dragon scales
Drymoglossum piloselloides

Bird's nest fern
Asplenium nidus
Fronds broader and longer (4m). Young fronds crimson red. Sometimes seen in our back mangroves especially on mud lobster mounds. Fronds thinner and shorter (1.5m). Young fronds green or brownish-green. Sometimes seen in our back mangroves, especially on mud lobster mounds. Thick fronds (1cm) without stalks, round or oval. Spore-bearing fronds narrow, long (3-15cm) and stalked. Grows on trees, coating them in an armour of green scales. Common not only in mangroves but also elsewhere. Ribbon-like fronds, broad, very long (50-150cm), black central rib, emerge as a rosette on big trees. Dead fronds form a skirt under green fronds. Common not only in mangroves but also elsewhere.
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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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