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Ecology, production and use of mangrove, Conocarpus erectus L., in Barra de Tecoanapa (Guerrero, Mexico)

Author(s): C. T. Hernandez and G. D. Espino

Month: Mar
Year: 1999

Publication Type: Article
Journal: Biotropica
Volume: 31
Issue: 1
Pages: 121-134

Article Topic(s): Germination,Phenology,Human Use,Restoration,Seed collecting
Research Setting(s): Coastal,Wetland

Species Referenced: Conocarpus erectus (Button mangrove),

Abstract

Describes the biology, ecology, and local use of Conocarpus erectus in Mexico. Flowering and fruiting are continuous for this species. Seed germination is less than 12% overall but less than 5% in the dry season. Trees are harvested by local people and use for house construction, fencing, and firewood. This harvest has created clearings that will not easily recover. Management and restoration recommendations are discussed.

Suggested Citation

C. T. Hernandez and G. D. Espino. "Ecology, production and use of mangrove, Conocarpus erectus L., in Barra de Tecoanapa (Guerrero, Mexico)." Biotropica 31.1 (1999): 121-134.

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