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Mangrove

Similar term(s): mangal.

Definition:

A general name for several species of halophyte (plant that grows in soils that have a high content of various salts) belonging to different families of plants (including trees, shrubs, a palm tree and a ground fern) occurring in intertidal zones of tropical and subtropical sheltered coastlines and exceeding one half meter in height.

The term is applied to both the individual and the ecosystem, the latter of which is termed mangal.

Source: CoRIS glossary 

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Mangrove
Mangrove nursery area, Puerto Rico.
black mangrove
A black mangrove is an example of a halophyte, a plant that thrives in a saline environment.

Source: CoRIS glossary 

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Ecosystem(s)

Translation(s):

Español: Manglar
Français: Mangrove

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