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  mangrove palms

 

Vietnam

Mangrove palms, otherwise known as nipa palms (fig.), in the Mae Khong Delta area (fig.) of South Vietnam. This species of palm -like mangrove- thrives near coastal areas, yet away from wave action.

 

Its tall stalks with pinnate leaves grow vertically, directly from the soil, without a true trunk. Beside it at the bottom, also its large fruit, that grows atop a single woody stalk and is known as water coconut (fig.), is visible.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

 

  mangrove palms