Ceriops tagal (Rhizophoraceae) - Plate 102

Joseph Banks

Australia (Parts 1 - 15)

Line engraving by Daniel MacKenzie, after Sydney Parkinson (1770). Joseph Banks and his party saw this species at: Bay of Inlets, Australia (1770) Bustard Bay, Australia (22 May - 24 May 1770) This small tree which grows on mudflats along the coasts of eastern and northern Australia is commonly called the yellow-leaved or smooth-fruited spurred mangrove, the spurs at the base of the plant being used as breathing organs.


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