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dc.contributor.authorSelvam, V-
dc.contributor.authorMohan, R-
dc.contributor.authorRamasubramanian, R-
dc.contributor.authorAzariah, J-
dc.identifier.issn0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)-
dc.description.abstractSmall patches of mangroves comprising Avicennia marina, Excoecaria agallocha and Sonneratia apetala were found along the intertidal margins of the Adyar and Cooum estuaries as well as Ennore backwaters of Madras Coast. A. marina was the dominant species. The average height of A. marina in the Adyar and Cooum stand was approximately 20 to 30 m respectively, whereas in the Ennore swamp it was around 1.5 m. Soil properties (texture, salinity and nutrients) were more or less similar in all the three mangrove stands. Constant use of A. marina foliage for fodder and also the soil salinity were the major factors responsible for the stunted growth of A. marina in the Ennore backwaters.en_US
dc.publisherNISCAIR-CSIR, Indiaen_US
dc.rights CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Indiaen_US
dc.sourceIJMS Vol.20(1) [March 1991]en_US
dc.titlePlant communities and soil properties of three mangrove stands of Madras coasten_US
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