In the months of June and July the tree can be very productive for honey. Illustration courtesy NOAA. The second tallest species is the Black mangrove ( Avicennia germinans), reaching heights over 65 feet(20m). I have always liked the location of his long gone house, an ancient shell mound. Mangrove Forests. View details, map and photos of this townhouse property with 2 bedrooms and 3 total baths. The straw-like spikes surrounding this plant are pneumatophores. Ft. townhomes built in 2005 that sold on 01/31/2020. Nowadays, the Black Mangrove only grows in viable quantities in certain isolated regions of Southern Florida, and demand always far outstrips supply. Years ago a series of hurricanes stroke and destroyed large areas of the Black Mangrove stands. Located in Emerald Ranch Station, The Heartlands, New Hanover, you will find the Black Mangrove Cigarette Card which is part of the Flora of North America Card Set. The Black Mangrove has a single trunk with almost black bark. Black mangrove can be used for erosion control along protected shorelines and is an effective Planting Location – It is critically important to remember that black mangrove is cold sensitive and must be planted in areas where it does not readily freeze. Yes. The bark is dark and scaly. MLS# U8079224. Within Peninsular Florida, they range from the Keys north to Cedar Key on the west coast and St. Augustine on the east coast. The elliptical, green leaves approach lengths of 4 inches (10cm) and are often encrusted with salt. In the early 1900's there was a gentleman who lived on Cayo Costa with a large family who collected the honey from the black mangrove. The black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) usually occupies slightly higher elevations upland from the red mangrove.The black mangrove can be identified by numerous finger-like projections, called pneumatophores, that protrude from the soil around the tree's trunk. The honey is clear white. The Black Mangrove has pointy, green leaves and is a little less shiny (than the Red Mangrove) and the leaf has a grey, silvery back. Another way the Black Mangrove has adapted to its environment is by having roots that poke up out of the sediment instead of growing into it. Over time, the roots can collect enough debris and mud to extend the edge of the coastline further out. Mangrove trees dominate this wetland ecosystem due to their ability to survive in both salt and fresh water. Sold - 6525 Black Mangrove Dr, Largo, FL - $173,000. The leaf undersurface is covered with dense hairs. Black Mangrove (Avicennia germinans) is the most common mangrove in the United States outside of the everglades. Black mangrove. This is from the salt. The black mangrove reaches heights of over 65 feet (20 m) in some locations, however in Florida they are smaller with heights to 50 feet (15 m). ¾ Black mangrove plants can be transplanted anytime past last frost date. 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