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Avicennia alba
Api-api Putih
Kingdom : Plantae
Division : Magnoliophyta
Class : Eudicots
Order : Lamiales
Family : Acanthaceae
Genus : Avicennia
Species : A. alba
Generic Name : Mangrove Plants
Common Name(s) : Api-api Putih
Description
Avicennia alba is a common mangrove tree in Singapore with smooth, dark grey bark. Leaves are lanceolated with a pointed tip, dark green above and white underneath. Leaf shapes can be very variable depending on the abiotic conditions in which the plant was grown in. Flowers yellow. Fruits are distinctive - they are pale green, conical with a pronounced beak. Size: Up to 20 m tall.
Status
Common
Habitat(s)
Mangrove Forest