Acrostichum spp.

July 22, 2017 cheeseman 0

The genus Acrostichum, with three species, is the only terrestrial fern growing in the mangrove ecosystem.  A. aureum is also the only mangrove found in […]

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Rhizophora spp.

March 28, 2017 Cheeseman 0

The genus Rhizophora contains more species of mangrove than any other. Their tangled prop root systems – illustrated in the header photo – are the […]

What is an extremophyte?

December 14, 2015 Cheeseman 0

Extremophytes, or eXtreme plants, or plant extremophiles, are plants evolutionarily adapted to thrive in environments characterized by a high degree of abiotic stress. The list of […]