Factors contributing to dwarfing in the mangrove Avicennia marina.

  title={Factors contributing to dwarfing in the mangrove Avicennia marina.},
  author={Gonasageran Naidoo},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  volume={97 6},
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In Richards Bay, South Africa, Avicennia marina frequently exhibits a distinct productivity gradient, with tree height decreasing markedly from 6-10 m in the fringe zone to <1.5 m in the dwarf zone which is 120 m inland at a slightly higher elevation. In this investigation, soil physico-chemical conditions between fringe and dwarf A. marina were compared and the constraints imposed by any differences on mangrove ecophysiology and productivity determined. METHODS Soil and… CONTINUE READING
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