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Authors Ragavan, P; Saxena, A; Jayaraj, RSC; Mohan, PM; Ravichandran, K; Saravanan, S; Vijayaraghavan, A
Author Full Name Ragavan, P.; Saxena, Alok; Jayaraj, R. S. C.; Mohan, P. M.; Ravichandran, K.; Saravanan, S.; Vijayaraghavan, A.
Title A review of the mangrove floristics of India
Source TAIWANIA
Language English
Document Type Review
Keywords Plus NICOBAR ISLANDS; NATURAL HYBRIDIZATION; MOLECULAR EVIDENCE; FLORAL COMPOSITION; ANDAMAN ISLANDS; CLIMATE-CHANGE; DIVERSITY; RHIZOPHORACEAE; TSUNAMI; EASTERN
Abstract The species composition in the mangrove habitats of India is reviewed and discussed. The review shows that Indian mangroves consist of 46 true mangrove species belonging to 14 families and 22 genera, which includes 42 species and 4 natural hybrids. In other words, about 57% of the world's mangrove species are represented in India. The East coast has 40 mangrove species belonging to 14 families and 22 genera. The West coast has 27 species belonging to 11 families and 16 genera and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (ANI) have 38 species belonging to 13 families and 19 genera. Among the 13 States/Union Territories-having mangroves, diversity is highest in the ANI. Species namely Rhizophora x lamarckii, Lumnitzera littorea, Sonneratia ovata, S. lanceolata, S. x urama and S. x gulngai are restricted to ANI in India. In terms of mangrove diversity, India is the third richest country in the world (after Indonesia and Australia). However, a majority of the Indian mangrove habitats are now threatened by various factors such as reduction in freshwater flow, marine & coastal pollution, siltation, sedimentation and excessive salinity. Periodical floristic surveys are needed to monitor and preserve the rich mangrove plant diversity in India.
Author Address [Ragavan, P.; Mohan, P. M.] Pondicherry Univ, Dept Ocean Studies & Marine Biol, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, A & N Islands, India; [Ravichandran, K.] Andaman & Nicobar Adm, Dept Environm & Forests, Port Blair, A & N Islands, India; [Saxena, Alok] Indira Gandhi Natl Forest Acad, Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India; [Jayaraj, R. S. C.] Rain Forest Res Inst, Jorhat, Assam, India; [Saravanan, S.; Vijayaraghavan, A.] Inst Forest Genet & Tree Breeding, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
Reprint Address Ragavan, P (corresponding author), Pondicherry Univ, Dept Ocean Studies & Marine Biol, Brookshabad Campus, Port Blair, A & N Islands, India.
E-mail Address van.ragavan@gmail.com
ResearcherID Number A, Vijayaraghavan/AAY-1858-2020; Mohan, PM/C-9594-2018; JAYARAJ, RSC/AAX-9880-2020
ORCID Number Mohan, PM/0000-0001-6194-3772; RAGAVAN, P/0000-0002-2365-2816
Times Cited 13
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 14
Publisher NATL TAIWAN UNIV PRESS
Publisher City TAIPEI
Publisher Address NO 1 SECTION 4, ROOSEVELT RD, TAIPEI, 106, TAIWAN
ISSN 0372-333X
29-Character Source Abbreviation TAIWANIA
ISO Source Abbreviation Taiwania
Publication Date SEP
Year Published 2016
Volume 61
Issue 3
Beginning Page 224
Ending Page 242
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.6165/tai.2016.61.224
Page Count 19
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number EE4IR
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000389566000007
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