Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove) (Plumbaginaceae)

Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove)

Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove)

A unique looking mangrove shrub. This plant is related to the commonly cultivated Plumbago auriculata. The leaves have a long and winged stalk and the fruits are brown and club-like.

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Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove)
Closeup of flower

Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove)
Fruits. When mature, these capsules are longer and curved.

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The developing hypocotyles

Aegialitis annulata (Club Mangrove)
Leaf. Note the long petiole with inrolled ‘wings’

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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