Tamarix dioica   Roxb.  (Mangrove Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Tamaricaceae

Description
Size: 3-4 m tall

Leaves 2-3 mm long, subulate, sheathing at base. Flowers 3-4 mm across, purple in lateral and terminal racemose panicles; male flowers: stamens 5; female flowers: staminodes 3-4. Capsules 4-5 mm long, conical, 4-valved. seeds many, silky hairy at apex.

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Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sundarban Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika Mangrove Forest INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Delta INDIA
• West Bengal, Sundarbans INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mandal, RN and Naskar, KR (2008) Diversity and classification of Indian mangroves: a review Tropical Ecology International Society for Tropical Ecology 49(2) 131-146 Available at - http://www.tropecol.com/pdf/open/PDF_49_2/05%20Mandal.pdf
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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