Fig. 1 Two stages of red mangrove hypocotyl development. The one on the right had just anchored in the mud and sent out the first tiny roots (arrow). The one on the left had time to send out a larger root system (arrows) and sprout leaves.

Fig. 2 Two stages of black mangrove propagule development. The one on the right had just split open to send out a root (arrow). The one on the left had anchored in mud and sent out a root system (arrow) and the propagule had opened to form leaves.

Fig. 3 Tropical almond tree with arrows pointing to almonds. Easily grown, the small fruit is highly edible.

Fig. 4 Almond.

Fig. 5 An almond just sprouting, leaves still curled up.

Fig. 6 An almond that had sprouted and the leaves have opened up.

Fig. 7 Small almond tree planted as an ornamental.

Fig. 8 Close up of almond tree leaves.

Fig. 9 A juvenile Australian pine, Casurina, but locally called cypress, and used as a Christmas Tree.

Fig. 10 The hog plum , in Spanish "ciruela de cochino", is located immediately east of the fishing co-op. Produces a tart, highly edible plum about the size of a grape.

Fig. 11 A plantain tree:.note the relatively intact, non shredded leaves on this tree which is protected from the wind by other trees. It and the banana only give one cutting per plant.

Fig. 12 Close up of

Fig. 11, showing the fruit which closely resembles a banana.

Fig. 13 Banana tree not protected from the wind. Note the shredded leaves. (Holiday Hotel)

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