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Family Myrsinaceae

Aegiceras corniculatum River Mangrove

There are two different species of mangroves which occur in the Sydney district, and they often grow together, but belong in completely different families. The river mangrove is a tall shrub, with rounded leaves with a rounded tip (obovate). The flowers are white, growing in clusters. The fruit is bean-shaped, and begins growing while still attached to the parent plant.

Flowering: Winter and spring.

Habitat: tidal mud-flats along saltwater inlets and rivers.

Distribution: Common along the coast and river banks. From Jervis Bay north to Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Also in Indonesia, Malaysia and Lord Howe Island.

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