Some aspects of chemical composition of mangrove, leaves and sediments

S.Y. Kotmire, L.J. Bhosale

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Two estuarine ecosystems on the central west coast of India (Maharashtra) were studied for their mineral constituents. The results show that the two creeks which are about 3 km apart have different soil and water conditions with respect to pH and inorganic elements. This difference is reflected in the species composition at these two places and also in their mineral constituents. The soil at Deogad is sandy and has little water-holding capacity. Species such as Avicennia officinalis, Sonneratia alba, Excoecaria agallocha and others occurring at both the creeks show differences in their levels of inorganic constituents

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