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  • Of the latter, there are four types: low mangrove forests, tree mangrove forests, salt-water Heritiera forests and freshwater Heritiera forests.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • Unlike the latter, the Rhizophoraceae are of only minor importance and the dominant species are sundri Heritiera fomes, from which the Sundarbans takes its name, and gewa Excoecaria agallocha.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • It was found to cause instant mortality of seedlings of Heritiera and Excoecaria while patches of grass which were covered by oil also died.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • A gradual replacement of Heritiera with Excoecaria, therefore, is a likely long-term effect.

    Sundarbans, Bangladesh

  • In the Sundarbans, the mangrove forests are characterized by Heritiera fomes, a species valued for its timber.

    Sundarbans mangroves

  • Named after the dominant mangrove species Heritiera fomes, locally known as sundri, this is the only mangrove ecoregion that harbors the Indo-Pacific region's largest predator, the tiger (Panthera tigris).

    Sundarbans mangroves

  • In the southern part (Tenasserim portion) of the ecoregion, there are some Heritiera-dominated brackish and fresh-water habitats along the Tenasserim river.

    Myanmar coastal rain forests

  • Heritiera fomes is scattered over areas of higher elevation, along with keora Sonneratia apetala, gengwa Excoecaria agallocha, dhundul Carapa obovata and the date palm or hental Phoenix paludosa.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • The entire mangrove forest extends over an area of 4,262 km2, of which 2,320 km2 is forest and the rest is water, and is called Sundarban owing to the dominance of the tree species Heritiera fomes, locally known as 'sundari' because of its elegance.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

  • Salt-water Heritiera forest (6-11 m high), a low salinity vegetation type, occurs between the Raimangal and Matla rivers, where freshwater flows from the Ichhamati River into the Raimangal River.

    Sundarbans National Park, India

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