World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
World Journal of Environmental Biosciences
2020 Volume 9 Issue 2

Studies on tidal vegetation in East Midnapore Coastal Belt, West Bengal, India

Bishnupada Jana, Amal Kumar Mondal

This research paper presents the analytical studies on tidal vegetation of Purba Medinipur district. This district is covered by a massive network of canals and Rivers including Hoogli, Rupnarayan, Haldi, Keleghi, Bagui & Rasulpur. Tidal zones of canals and estuaries of Rupnarayan, Haldi, Hoogli & Rusulpur are natural place of mangroves and mangrove associates. Total 42 species have been identified and out of theme 6 species i.e. Avicennia marina, Avicennia officinalis, Bruguiera gymnorrhiza, Ceriops decandra, Rhizophora mucronata & Sonneratia alba are mangrove plants and other 36 plant are mangrove associates. Mangroves are colonized at sea side estuaries whereas mangrove associates are found both sea side area and canal side.

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