The Mangrove swamps of Keneba, Lower Gambia river basin. I. Descriptive notes on the climate, the Mangrove swamps and the physical composition of their soils.

Published online
14 Dec 1965
Content type
Journal article
Journal title
Journal of Applied Ecology

Giglioli, M. E. C. & Thornton, I.

Publication language
Africa South of Sahara & Gambia


The contents of organic C and fibrous roots were characteristically high in soils under Rhizophora racemosa (5-10% and 11-26% respectively). They were also high at varying depths in some profiles at present under Avicennia germinans or in barren flats, suggesting that at some stage in their development these sites were colonized by R. racemosa. From authors' summary. KEYWORDS: Avicennia germinans \ plant ecology \ Rhizophora racemosa \ soil C content \ vegetation types \ vegetation types \ mangrove \ Gambia \ vegetation types \ Gambia

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