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On the Fore-Shore Vegetation of Malacca Coast of the Car-Nicobar Island
In this paper, an account is given of the Fore-shore Vegetation of a part of E. Coast of Car-Nicobar along the Malacca Coast. The various types of plant species found on the shore above upper tidal limits are described, and the characteristic ones being Ipomoea pes-caprae (Linn.) Sweet., Panicum repens Linn., Vigna marina Mers., Ischaemum muticum Linn., Blainvillea acmella (Linn, f.) Philipson., Pandanus furcatus Roxb., Scaevola frutescens (Mill.) Krausse., Tournefortia argentea Linn., with Cocos nucifera Linn, occur behind, followed by Hibiscus tiliaceus Linn., Erythrina variegata Linn. var. orientalis (Linn.) Merr., Calophyllum inophyllum Linn., Thespesia populnea Corr., Guettarda speciosa Linn., Syzygium aqueum (Burm f.) Alston, and other trees in jungles. The various species met with are enumerated, in which 13 species and one variety would appear to be new records for the Andamans and Nicobars.
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