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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.
All the most common trees belong to the family Rhizophoraceae and tend to reach heights of 6-24 m.
These include Rhizophoraceae with Rhizophora harrisoni, R.
"Mangrove: Any of certain shrubs and trees, of the families Rhizophoraceae, Verbenaceae, Sonneratiaceae, and Arecaceae (Palmae) that grow in dense thickets or forests along tidal estuaries, in salt marshes, and on muddy coasts and characteristically have prop root -- i.e. exposed, supporting roots."
Susceptibility xylem embolism mangrove inland species Rhizophoraceae
Rhizophoraceae) all utilize water to disperse their propagules, although mangroves display vivipary (the seed germinates prior to detachment from the parent plant).