Three species, Ceriops tagal, Ceriops
australis and Ceriops decandra , these are difficult to tell apart
except when flowering or fruiting. They grow to 5 m tall.
Roots: Buttresses at the base of the trunk and knee roots.
Leaves: Small (up to 7 cm long), yellow-green, oval- shaped leaves
occurring in groups at the end of branches. The leaves are often
orientated straight up in the air to avoid strong midday sunlight.
Flowers and Fruit: Small green-brown flower buds with pale orange
Bark: Cream coloured bark with dark brown spots. Location: Often
occurring as short, stunted trees (especially in very saline
environments), they may grow to 5 m high in areas having some