Newsletter No 43 November 2016

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Newsletter No 43 November 2016

Bruce writes about the importance of mangroves as food. Having used the word “mangrove” in the “Where does it grow?” field in the Food Plants International database Bruce could identify about 140 edible plant species that grow in mangroves.

Edible plants in mangroves: Golden mangrove fern Acrostichum aureum; Pond apple Annona glabra; Avicennia, Red mangrove Bruguiera gymnorrhiza; Mangrove trumpet tree Dolichandrone spathacea; Nypa palm Nypa fruticans; Asiatic mangrove Rhizophora mucronata; Stilted mangrove Rhizophora stylosa; Firefly mangrove Sonneratia caseolaris

Places mentioned: University of Kerala in India; Nagenahiru Center for International Education, Sri Lanka