Avicennia marina subsp. australasica

Common name: 

Grey Mangrove

Family: 

Acanthaceae
(alternate family: Verbenaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, (NPT) and all mainland states

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Common on shallow mudflats around Corner Inlet and in the west (eg. Western Port and Swan Bay)1
Coastal shallows and estuaries2

Flower description:

White1

Habit:

Dense shrub

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only mangrove species at the Prom

Images:
Image of Avicennia marina australasica
Image of Avicennia marina australasica
Image of Avicennia marina australasica Image: David Meagher
Image of Avicennia marina australasica Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria

References:

1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.