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On the halophytic nature of mangroves

Krauss, Ken W; Ball, Marilyn

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Scientists have discussed the halophytic nature of intertidal plants for decades, and have generally suggested that inherent differentiation of an obligate halophyte from a facultative halophyte relates strongly to whether the plant can survive in fresh water, and not much else. In this mini-review, we provide additional insight to support the pervasive notion that mangroves as a group are truly facultative halophytes, and thus add discourse to the alternate view that mangroves have an obligate...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55332
Source: Trees (Structure and Function)
DOI: 10.1007/s00468-012-0767-7

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