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Interspecific variations in responses of mangrove seedlings to two contrasting salinities
Jayatissa, L.P.; Wickramasinghe, W.A.A.D.L.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F.; Huxham, M. (2008). Interspecific variations in responses of mangrove seedlings to two contrasting salinities. Int. Rev. Hydrobiol. 93(6): 700-710. dx.doi.org/10.1002/iroh.200711017
In: International Review of Hydrobiology. Wiley: Weinheim. ISSN 1434-2944, more
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Keywords
    Forestry; Growth; Mangroves; Salinity; Salinity tolerance; Seeds; Taxonomy; Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. [WoRMS]; Avicennia officinalis L. [WoRMS]; Bruguiera gymnorhiza (L.) Lamk. [WoRMS]; Rhizophora apiculata Bl. [WoRMS]; Rhizophoraceae [WoRMS]; Sonneratia caseolaris (L.) Engler [WoRMS]; Eurasia [Marine Regions]; Sri Lanka [Marine Regions]; Marine
Author keywords
    salinity; growth; vivipary; Sri Lanka

Authors  Top 
  • Jayatissa, L.P.
  • Wickramasinghe, W.A.A.D.L., more
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F., more
  • Huxham, M.

Abstract
    The growth performance of seedlings of seven species of true mangroves (Avicennia marina, A. officinalis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, B. sexangula, Rhizophora apiculata, R. mucronata, and Sonneratia caseolaris) in response to two contrasting salinity regimes, low (i.e., 3-5) and medium (i.e., 25-27), was studied. Species represented all categories relevant to vivipary (i.e., true viviparous species, cryptoviviparous species and non-viviparous species), and included closely related pairs as well as species commonly used in replanting in Sri Lanka. Species could be ranked in descending order of salinity tolerance as A. marina > R. mucronata R. apiculata > B. gymnorrhiza > A. officinalis > B. sexangula > S. caseolaris, hence taxonomically similar species and those sharing vivipary characteristics may be distant in salinity tolerance.

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