There are 39 species of mangroves in Queensland. Six of the more common mangroves are described here to help you recognise these marine plants.
Yellow mangrove is found on firm, peaty, well drained mud or sand clays and is located across northern Australia.
Recognising common mangroves - milky mangrove
Recognising common mangroves - grey mangrove
Recognising common mangroves - red mangrove
Orange mangrove is located across northern Australia and is often found in firm, well drained, muddy soil.
The river mangrove is a common species in southern Queensland and grows on poorly drained mud.
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