Features of Mangrove

In this article we will discuss Features of Mangrove

Features of Mangroves

  • Saline environment: They can survive under extreme hostile environments such as high salt and low oxygen conditions.
  • Low oxygen: Underground tissue of any plant needs oxygen for respiration. But in a mangrove environment, the oxygen in soil is limited or nil.
  • Hence the mangrove root system absorbs oxygen from the atmosphere.
  • Mangroves have special roots for this purpose called breathing roots or pneumatophores.
  • These roots have numerous pores through which oxygen enters the underground tissues.
  • Survival in Extreme Conditions: With their roots submerged in water, mangrove trees thrive in hot, muddy, salty conditions that would quickly kill most plants.
  • Succulent leaves: Mangroves, like desert plants, store fresh water in thick succulent leaves.
  • A waxy coating on the leaves seals in water and minimises evaporation.
  • Viviparous: Their seeds germinate while still attached to the parent tree. Once germinated, the seedling grows into a propagule.
  • The mature propagule then drops into the water and gets transported to a different spot, eventually taking root in a solid ground.

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