Mangrove forests encompass all woody mangrove vegetation ranging from shrubland to tall open forest, including a number of transitional forest types occurring on the upper tidal reaches of major river systems. In the majority of cases, floristic and structural variations are not differentiated. 

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Mangrove grasslands and herblands occupy the landward fringe of mangrove systems, often as extensive flats forming a sparsely vegetated corridor between terrestrial and mangrove forest ecosystems. The community generally forms in response to desiccation between tidal flooding episodes, leading to hypersalinity which is often evident as salt crusting on the soil surface.

View the mangrove grasslands and herblands Fact Sheet here.

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