Description: Perennial herbs with distichous leaves, plant form clump, height less than 2 m (about 176 cm tall), has green stilt root, 7-8 plants per clump, 8-9 pairs of leaves per plant.
A: part of leafy shoot; B: rhizome and stilt root; C: head of inforescence and fower; D: labellum; E: bract; F: side lobe; G: infructescence; H: fruit [Drawing by Meekiong K.].
(a) Plant with stilt roots; (b) inflorescence; (c) and (d) slightly corrugate leaves; (e) and (f) ligule; (g) fruits; (h) fruits of Amomum durum.
Different plant parts (leaf, bark, root, stilt root, hypocotyl and flower) of Rhizophoraceae mangrove plants (Bruguieracylindrica, Ceriops decandra, R.
The test for the larvicidal effect of ethanolic crude extracts and chromatographic fractions (the colloidal form of crude ethanolic extract fraction of bark and stilt root of R.
We predicted that number of roots, vertical stilt root height, root cone circumference, and overall root cone volume would be greater for individuals on sloped than flat locations.
Stem diameter was measured just above the emergence point of the highest stilt root. Palm height was measured just below the crown using a 400XL laser rangefinder and corrected for observer's height (Opti-logic Inc., Tullahoma, TN).
They obtain oxygen in the poorly aerated muddy substrate through an elaborate system of stilt roots
and through specially adapted pneumatophores, aerial roots that bear more than a passing resemblance to asparagus.
The vertical stem may reach 26m in height with a diameter at breast height (DBH) of up to 15cm, and a cone of stilt roots that in extreme cases may reach over 1.5m in height.
Stem height was corrected by subtracting the height of the cone of stilt roots.
6 Indigenous guide Froilan explains in Yasuni about a 'Walking Palm' or Socratea tree with four-foot high stilt roots
that allow them to 'shift location.' The new roots grow toward better light and as a result the tree itself moves.
The high efficiency of trapping suspended sediment in Avicennia-Rhizophora interphase may be attributed to wide spread occurrence of numerous pneumatophores (aerial respiratory roots) in Avicennia and to compactly arching, stilt roots