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Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Materials and methods. 3. Topography and physiognomy. 4. Vegetation types. 5. Factors affecting the mangrove vegetation. 6. Natural and artificial regeneration. 7. Utilization of mangroves and conservation. 8. Statistical analysis on the mangrove flora and conclusions. 9. Enumeration of plants. Bibliography. Index to families.From the introduction: "To study the mangroves in the field, plant exploration tours to Goa were undertaken in the months of August and October 1989. Plants collected were processed in customary way in the herbarium, Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Western Circle, Pune. Leaves of succulent species of the mangroves fall off while drying. Specimens of such species were poisoned on the same day in fresh condition, before drying. Necessary ecological information regarding habit, habitat, colour of the flower, relative abundance, vernacular names etc. were given. In the herbarium, the collected specimens were studied critically and identified with the help of literature, dissecting microscope and earlier collections lodged in the Regional Herbarium, B.S.I., Pune. For the sake of convenience, the text in this book is divided into nine chapters. Besides, a number of colour photographs and line drawings are also provided. "Enumeration of plants is given under two divisions viz. (A) Phanerogams or flowering plants; (B) Cryptogams or non-flowering plants which include Thallophyta (Algae) and Pteridophyta (Ferns). Printed Pages: 156 with 47 colour photos.