A field guide to Kenyan mangroves
Sonneratia alba J. Smith, 1819
From East-Africa to Melanesia. In Kenya these trees occur at the most seaward edge of the mangroves, along more protected drainage creeks in muddy soils, as well as along less protected sandy beaches. They have suffered a lot of cutting in Gazi bay.
Obovate, with a width almost equal to the length, apex is often rounded or emarginated, but sometimes the apex shows a small pointed end.
Flowers and Fruits
Tomlinson, P.B., 1986. The Botany of Mangroves. Cambridge University Press. Cambride Tropical Biology Series. 413 pp.
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