Avicennia marina subsp. australasica

Common Name:

Grey Mangrove



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, (NPT) and all mainland states
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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 estuaries 2

Flower Description:

White 1


Dense shrub

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only mangrove species at the Prom


Image: David Meagher
Image: David Meagher

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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2 Ellis, M. (unpublished).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”.