Heritiera fomes

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Heritiera fomes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Heritiera
Species: H. fomes
Binomial name
Heritiera fomes

Heritiera fomes is the dominant mangrove tree species of the Sundarbans of Bangladesh and India.[1] H. fomes is a major timber-producing tree. The tree is threatened by over-harvesting, water diversions in the Ganges Basin, and fluctuations in salinity due to upstream and coastal development in Bangladesh and India.[1]


  1. ^ a b Wiktor Kotowski; Tomasz Okruszko; Maltby, Edward; Jan Szatylowicz; Dorota Miroslaw-Swiatek (2007). Wetlands: Monitoring, Modelling and Management: Proceedings of the International Conference W3M Wetlands: Modelling, Monitoring, Management, Wierzba, Poland, 22-25 September 2005. Washington, DC: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0-415-40820-2.