Mukta Shrivastava

Department of Botany, Govt. M.L.B. Girls P.G. (Auto) College Bhopal-462008 (India) E-mail:


Halophytes growing in the muddy swamps of the estuaries of tropoical and subtropical regions and seacoasts are flooded by rivulets and tides form the mangroves. Mangroves comprise the swamps, forestland within and its waterspread areas. In mangroves the phyto & zoo diversity is very rich and they are the salt tolerant and highly productive forest ecosystems. They aso play a vital role in the environmental protection. The use and values of mangroves and mangroves ecosystem are many. The present study deals with the mangrove vegetation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which constitute about 80 percent of the Indian mangroves.

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