Also known as
Witseebasboom (Afr.), Isikhungathi (Isixhosa, Isizulu), Mangal Towozi, Txomahati (Xironga)
Avicennia marina - white mangrove (8697515733) by Ton Rulkens (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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White Mangrove Overview
Avicennia marina is better known as a White Mangrove. It is a small to medium-size tree species for the Avicenniaceae family. Typically growing between 3-11m tall, it forms a straight trunk with a branching, rounded crown. The bark is coloured pale yellow-green, it is flaky in texture, with raised markings. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal.