The World Mangrove iD app is an e-book, and a living expert guide to all mangrove plants worldwide. Do you have an interest in the fascinating world of mangroves? Do you have questions like; What mangrove is that?; or What mangroves grow in my country? Maybe also, Why are mangroves important? You will find all your answers, and more, in the World Mangrove iD e-book app.
It is just like having your very own mangrove expert on call. This nearly complete botanical guide has descriptions and images at your fingertips of all known mangrove plants. It has been compiled and written by Dr Norman C Duke, long time mangrove ecologist and marine science specialist, for MangroveWatch Ltd, the charitable, not-for-profit environmental monitoring NGO for tidal wetlands.
The guide provides more than 500 exquisite images, world distribution records and authoritative botanical descriptions of all 85 mangrove plant species, hybrids and varieties occurring worldwide; plus a selection of 15 common Associate plants you are likely to come across. The information and data presented provides the very latest up-to-date botanical information from Dr Duke's Mangrove Flora Project conducted over the last three decades. Botanical illustrator Deirdre Bean contributed silhouettes drawings of all 100 plant types shown.
The purpose of the guide is two-fold: one, to show off the diversity and distribution of these plants; and two, to improve our knowledge of them. For this, you are invited to contribute by helping fill remaining gaps revealed in the guide. It could be a new image, or just a better one, or, it could be more information on peak flowering and fruiting periods, or even a new species! Such observations are essential information for understanding what is happening in the world around us! And, things are changing more and more rapidly. Scientists and environmental managers everywhere need your help. The knowledge you have of local occurrences and events is essential and much needed!
Check out the list for any selected country, and let Dr Duke know if that country species list needs correction or updating. In so doing, please use the Capture facility to send a message and photograph showing diagnostic parts of the specimen to verify your observations; along with the location where it was growing. Your contribution maybe more important than you might imagine; you will be acknowledged, especially when any of your information is used in future upgrades of the guide.
So come check out these absolutely fascinating plants; you will not be disappointed!