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Self-Erecting Habit of Seedling Red Mangroves (Rhizophora mangle L.)

Donald B. Lawrence
American Journal of Botany
Vol. 36, No. 5 (May, 1949), pp. 426-427
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2437742
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Abstract

Observations made south of Miami, Florida, revealed that red mangrove seedlings usually came to rest in a horizontal position following dispersal, and gradually became erect throughstrongupward curvature of the hypoeotyl. This explanation of the upright position of the well-rooted seedling differs markedly from the oft-quoted statement that the pendent seedling falls like an arrow into the mud and is an erect seedling at once.

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