Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction: i. What is a mangrove? ii. General setting. 2. Mangrove flora: i. Zonation. ii. Adaptations. iii. Physiognomy. iv. Geological significance. v. Ecological services uses. vi. Ecogeography of mangroves. 3. Indian coast: i. East coast of India. ii. West coast of India. iii. Status of Indian mangroves. 4. Field key to the mangroves. 5. Descriptions of the species. References. Index to families and species. Index to local names.