This mangrove belongs to the same family
as the eucalypts (Myrtaceae) with its crushed leaves having the same
distinctive smell. This species can grow to 5 m tall.
Roots: No above-ground roots, although it can often have roots
spreading on the soil surface.
Leaves: Leaves about 3 cm long that are arranged opposite each other
up the stem. There is often a red tinge to the base of the leaves.
Flowers and Fruit: Small (about 1 cm) white flowers. The fruit is
not much larger than the flower and is a similar shape. Bark: Grey
and fibrous bark.
Location: Found on the landward edge of tidal mangroves where there
is little fresh water available.