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ID number:829187
Published: 10.11.2004.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
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Mangrove forests or swamps can be found on low, muddy, tropical areas around the world. Mangroves are woody plants that form the dominant vegetation of mangrove forests. They are characterized by their prop roots, their ability to tolerate regular inundation by salt water, and by precocious (pre-dispersal) germination of their seeds and development of their seedlings. Woody plants sharing these adaptations are all called mangroves although not closely related; the mangroves below belong to Rhizophoraceae, Meliaceae, and Verbenaceae.
Mangrovju meži vai staignāji var būt nabadzīgi, dubļaini, tropiski piekrastes areāli apkārt pasaulei. Mangroves ir mežu augi, kuru formā dominē veģetācija no mangrovju mežiem. Tie ir raksturīgi ar savām atbalsta saknēm, kā arī spējas paciest regulāru appludināšanu ar sāļu ūdeni; un ar ātraudzīgu sēklu dīgšanas spēju uz augiem pašiem, vēl neatdaloties no mātes organisma. Mežu augi pieņem šos pielāgojumus kaut arī nav cieši saistīti.
Mangrove forests form along the banks of estuarine rivers. They form dense thickets of roots and stems, which in turn trap sediments and move the shallow mud flats and delta areas seaward. The mud, stems, and roots make excursions into mangroves difficult, a real biological adventure.…

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