This is probably the most easily recognised mangrove because of its
distinctive root system and widespread distribution. It can grow to
20 m tall. These photos were taken beside the Scenic Highway near
the Matthew Flinders Drive traffic lights
Roots: Prop roots.
Leaves: Leaves about 10 cm long which have a lighter green
undersurface covered with brown speckles. Leaves are arranged in
clumps at the end of branches.
Flowers and Fruit: Small, white flowers which are pollinated by wind
or insects. The propagules are 1-2 cm in diameter, 20-40 cm long and
tapered at one end.
Bark: Rough, brown to dark grey bark.
Location: Occurs low in the intertidal zone, where its roots are
submerged during high tides.