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Barringtonia acutangula (Freshwater mangrove)

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Freshwater mangrove is a small often multi stemmed tree found along the Fitzroy R. and other permanent waterways in the Kimberley. It has a distinctive ribbed fruit about 5cm x 3cm, which is often found floating in still water. This photo was taken in October. Propagation is from fresh seed.

Doc.

Barringtonia acutangula

Barringtonia acutangula. These mangroves occur across Northern Australia. This photograph was taken in Kununurra in Western Australia along the banks of the Lily Creek Lagoon. Despite the beauty of this flower – the fruits are poisonous and were reportedly used by Indigenous people as a fish poison – to stun and capture fish. Lulu 🙂

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1. lulu79 - June 26, 2009

Hey, nice pics Doc.
Just thinking, we should sign off after our entries. For example, I wouldnt mind posting another Barrangtonia shot and a bit of info. That way we know who is responsible for what pics and text. I cant work out how to add a pic through these comments sections….I am not sure if it is possible.


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