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.