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White mangroveWhite mangroves (Laguncularia racemosa) typically occupy a zone above the high tide mark and inland of other mangroves, however can also be spotted along the water’s edge. They generally lack conspicuous prop roots or pneumatophores. They have ovate, light green leaves that are able to retain water as an adaptation top their intertidal, saltwater habitat. Special glands called “nectarees” can be seen at the base of each leaf.

Wild-Coffee-2-300Wild coffee (Psychotria nervosa) has red berries contrasting with its dark green leaves. Prominent veins give the waxy leaves a textured look. The plant's white flowers are inconspicuous. Wild coffee typically grows to shrub height. Unlike real coffee plants, it does not produce beans that can be made into coffee. It is an important plant, however, because birds and other animals eat its berries. It is commonly found in tropical hardwood hammocks.

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