prop root

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a root that grows from and supports the stem above the ground in plants such as mangroves

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The combined effect of the prop root and pneumatophores of Rhizophora and Avicennia respectively, could be responsible for the supply of the essential requirements needed for aerobic PAH degradation in the rhizosphere of the plant.
Mangrove prop roots create rich, colorful nurseries for fish and marine life; above, branches offer habitat for birds and other wildlife.
As I hunkered down among the prop roots, something caught my eye.
Trees that survived put out fewer, shorter prop roots and had more dead root protuberances.
Isopods also were hand-picked from red mangrove prop roots and from under beach wrack that had accumulated above the high water mark.
The red mangroves, with their pale, gnarled trunks and tangled prop roots, are inscrutable, mysterious, and endlessly fascinating.