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  Rizophora mangrove (buttress roots)

 

Thailand

Rizophora trees are a species of mangrove which is typified by large buttress roots, that strengthen the surface ground.

 

These distinctive, stilt-like roots form a natural shelter against predators for many animals, both in and above the water.  Fallen leaves will decompose and become food for many creatures, from micro-organisms to small aquatic animals, such as shrimps, crabs and fish.

 

  Rizophora mangrove (buttress roots)