Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Mangrove ‘Alba’

Its been more than a year (or perhaps more than that) since Sungei Punggol was dammed.


A view from Anchorpoint community centre. Many dead trees, that I remembered as Avicennia alba, now stood as a ghostly reminder of their past presence. This is to be expected, since this tree is not known to be freshwater tolerant.


‘Alba’ means white, referring to the white underside of its leaves. Now, I guess we can refer to its barren white trunk and branches.

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