08 February 2018

Root Skirt (ThursdayTreeLove)

Sunderbans, Mangroves, stilt roots

This tree seems to  be wearing a skirt!! That is what the magnificent stilt roots of this mangrove tree reminded me of!! 

What do you think? 

This is a mangrove species that I saw in the Sunderbans. They are adapted to grow in saline and brackish water and have special roots for support and to breathe. 

I am joining Parul's #ThursdayTreeLove33. Head over to see some wonderful trees from around the world.

14 comments:

Alana said...

We have mangrove trees in the United States, in a state called Florida. I lived there for two years and just visited there in January - and I can't remember if I saw any of these trees. I'll know what to look out for, now - it really does look like a tree skirt.

G Angela David said...

I am impressed by the tree picture:) looks really like a skirt:):) thanks for sharing!!

bellybytes said...

skirting round the bush for sure! Loved this picture.

Surbhi Prapanna said...

love the picture as well as your narration. and Yes! it seems like a skirt...thanks for sharing this unique pic and it is really great to get connected with you through this lovely series #thursdaytreelove

Archana said...

@Alana.. Do look out for the mangroves. From what I have read, these are found in Florida... Thanks for stopping by!

Archana said...

Thanks @Angela :-)

Archana said...

Thanks Sunita @bellybytes :-)

Archana said...

Happy to connect with you too @Surbhi :-)

tulika singh said...

That is just so cute - a tree in a skirt. It does look like that. Reminds a bit of a scene from Life of Pi.

Archana said...

@Tulika... Thanks :-)

Parul said...

That is so unique and it sure looks like a skirt of roots. Thank you for sharing. Sunderbans is one place in India that if I get a chance, I would love to go. It reminds me of geography classes and books :)

Archana said...

@Parul.. You have to visit the Sunderbans. A totally different region and hats off to the folk who live there... The flora ofcourse is amazing ... Thanks :-)

mahathi ramya A said...

That tree looks interesting with thin roots and lush green top

Archana said...

Thanks Mahathi! :-)