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Mangrove

Mangrove

1. (Science: botany) The name of one or two trees of the genus rhizophora (R. Mangle, and R. Mucronata, the last doubtfully distinct) inhabiting muddy shores of tropical regions, where they spread by emitting aerial roots, which fasten in the saline mire and eventually become new stems. The seeds also send down a strong root while yet attached to the parent plant.

The fruit has a ruddy brown shell, and a delicate white pulp which is sweet and eatable. The bark is astringent, and is used for tanning leather. The black and the white mangrove (Avicennia nitida and a. Tomentosa) have much the same habit.

2. (Science: zoology) The mango fish.

Origin: Malay manggi-manggi.

3.Mangroves are coastal trees or shrubs that are adapted to estuarine or even saline environment. Mangroves were plants that grow between the highest tidal level and the same level or higher than sea level.

4.Mangrove can be classified into 6 community forest type: a)riverine forest b)fringing forest c)overwash forest d)shrub or dwarf forest e)basin forest f)hammock forest


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Re: Mangrove Swamps

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by janet121
Fri May 04, 2012 9:33 am
 
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Re: Mangrove Swamps

... reason for the depletion of these ecosystems is shrimp farming, although it's more human caused than anything. In regards to the survival of the mangroves. Water and nutrient input from the mainland is also important for the survival of this tree species since the saltwater doesn't carry all ...

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by marknitro
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:31 pm
 
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Re: Mangrove Swamps

i believe all climatic changes are influential regardless of their typology. And its true, mangrove environment deserve better destiny.

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Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:50 pm
 
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Mystery amphibian

A mysterious amphibian, 10-15 cm in length, from a mangrove forest in Malaysian Borneo. There were lots of them and they were using their tails to propel themselves forward in small jumps. Amphibian.jpg Any idea about the species?

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by VarJack
Mon May 16, 2011 6:33 am
 
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epiphytic algae

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