Important facts about Tidal or Littoral Forests

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1. These are also known as Mangrove Forests.

2. They are found along the east coast in the estuaries and deltas of rivers. In the delta of the Ganga and Brahmaputra it is known as the Sundarbans.

3. The important trees are the Sundari, Gorjan and Hintal

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4. The Sundari tree yields hardwood which is strong and durable and is used for making boats and boxes.

5. The roots of the mangroves have pores which help them to breathe during high tide and are known as pneumatophores.

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