Mangrove forest species ''Passur'' | Sundarbans, Bangladesh
The floral species of Sundarbans forest are diversified and each characteristically unique. Species from Malvaceae and Euphorbiaceae family dominate Bangladesh's mangrove forest. More specifically, the flora of Sundarbans is distinguished by the abundance of sundari (Heritiera fomes), gewa (Excoecaria agallocha), goran (Ceriops decandra) and keora (Sonneratia apetala), all of which take place prominently throughout the region. While Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis), from meliaceae family is also an important species with significant uses.
Characteristics of Passur (Xylocarpus mekongensis)
Importance and uses of Passur
Post prepared by:
Md. Ahihul Islam, Specializations: Plantations, Forest and Climate Change
Former official of Bangladesh Forest Research Institute.
Dated: 12 November 2019.
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