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Indian Mangroves: A Photographic Field Identification Guide (Fully Coloured)

 
P Ragavan (Author) T.S. Rana (Author) P M Mohan (Author) Ors. (Author)
Synopsis

India is one of the 17 mega biodiversity countries in the world. However, taxonomic inventory of India biota is far from complete. The goal of this publication is to identify and describe the mangrove plant species of India. Towards this objectives, the taxonomical identity and distribution of mangrove species found in the country is revised and described. During field investigations, each species of mangrove and associated plants were identified and sampled. Description and high-resolution image material for each species is provided, which allows easy identification of individual species. This information is needed for coastal management planning and policy development, especially in relation to shoreline rehabilitation and expansion of appropriate shoreline livelihood projects in the face of climate change and sea level rise. Furthermore, global distribution of each mangrove species and its conservation status is provided. Voucher specimens of all the mangrove species reported in the text have been deposited at CSIR-National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow (LWG) as well in Annamalai University and regional centres of Botanical Survey of India as reference collections for the country.

 

Contents: 

Part-1 Mangroves An overview                                                

              Mangrove Definition                       

              Specialization in Mangroves         

              Structural diversity in Mangroves

              Leaf diversity in Mangroves         

              Bark diversity in Mangroves                         

              Root diversity in Mangroves                        

              Flower diversity in Mangroves    

              Reproductive diversity in Mangroves       

Part-2 Mangrove Floristics of the World              

              Origin and diversification                               

              Floristic Composition                       

              Global Distribution                           

              Mangrove species richness in IWP            

              Genetic diversity                               

              Mangrove Forest structure          

              Zonation                                               

Part-3 Mangroves of India                                          

              Distribution of Mangroves in India            

              Mangrove Floristics of India         

              Description of Mangrove species

                                Genus- Acanthus            

                                Genus- Acrostichum      

                                Genus- Aegialitis             

                                Genus- Aegiceras           

                                Genus- Aglaia  

                                Genus- Avicennia           

                                Genus- Brownlowia       

                                Genus- Bruguiera           

                                Genus- Ceriops

                                Genus- Cynometra        

                                Genus- Dolichandrone 

                                Genus- Excoecaria         

                                Genus- Heritiera              

                                Genus- Kandelia             

                                Genus- Lumnitzera        

                                Genus- Nypa                    

                                Genus- Pemphis              

                                Genus- Phoenix               

                                Genus- Rhizophora                                                                        

                                Genus-Scyphiphora      

                                Genus- Sonneratia         

                                Genus- Xylocarpus         

                                Mangrove associates    

Part-4 State-wise glimpses of Indian Mangroves West Bengal                                   

              Odisha                                   

              Andhra Pradesh                                

              Tamil Nadu                                          

              Kerala                                    

              Karnataka                                             

              Goa                                         

              Maharashtra                                       

              Gujarat                                  

              Andaman and Nicobar Islands     

              Lakshadweep, Pondicherry

              and Diu and Daman                          

Part-5 Significance of Mangroves                            

              Biodiversity                                         

              Nursery habitat                 

              Costal Protection                              

              Livelihood Generation                    

              Climate Change adaption and Mitigation Carbon

              Storage potential                            

               Bio-prospecting                

Part-6 Conservation and Management                 

              Threats                                  

              Legislative measures                       

              Restoration and Rehabilitation    

              Effectiveness of existing measures           

              Need of the hour                              

              Strategies needed                            

              Future directions                    

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T.S. Rana

T.S. Rana: Plant Diversity, Systematics and Herbarium Division, CSIR, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow ' 226 001, Uttar Pradesh.

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Bibliographic information

Title Indian Mangroves: A Photographic Field Identification Guide (Fully Coloured)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 02.09.2021
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789390175994
length 213p., Fully Coloured