The Grey Mangrove is the most wide spread of the many mangrove species in Australia. It is commonly found on the outer edge or landward side of mangrove belts. The bushy tree is distinguished by its base, where pencil like tips of the shallow root system protrude 10-20 cm from the mud. The bark is light grey in colour. The leaves are small, green on top with a greyish-white underside. The small, green, velvety seed pods are produced at any time of the year, and each contain a single seed.
The seeds are poisonous. In tropical . . .