Mangroves Major Species

Acrostichum spp.

The genus Acrostichum, with three species, is the only terrestrial fern growing in the mangrove ecosystem.  A. aureum is also the only mangrove found in […]

Heritiera littoralis

Heritiera littoralis (Malvaceae), the Indo-West Pacific looking glass mangrove is capable of growing in full strength sea water, it is generally found at the terrestrial […]

Rhizophora spp.

The genus Rhizophora contains more species of mangrove than any other. Their tangled prop root systems – illustrated in the header photo – are the […]