hkflora.com
 What's New | Search | Sitemap | Contact us 
40th Anniversary, CUHK
Flower talks
 
Adaptations to mangal habitats (Cont'd)

Mangrove plants have the following adaptations:

High salt concentrations in seawater

f) ability to take up saline water and secrete salts or store salts in physiologically inert form

g) ability to take up water and exclude salts

h) ability to shed leaves which have stored excess salts

i) accumulation of low molecular weight carbohydrates to balance the osmotic potential

Back Next

 
The Chinese Universiy of Hong Kong Number of Visitors :
Copyright (c) 2001-2012 hkflora.com, All rights reserved
QEF project