Vivipary in red mangrove, Rhizophora mangal A classic example of vivipary in plants has been the red mangrove, Rhizophora mangal (Family Rhizophoraceae). While the fruit persists on the mother tree, the embryo forms an extremely long hypocotyl. The young seedling will eventually drops from the plant, then either root in surrounding mangrove swamp mud or drift on water potentially to colonize a different site.

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