There are 43 species of mangroves living around Australia. Any one area will only have one or a few of these species. Species are distinguished by looking for difference in the shape and colour of leaves, the shape of the trunk and roots, the type of bark and the kind of flowers and fruits they grow. A mangrove will not have flowers and fruits all year.
These are some examples of mangrove species people might see when going along a mangrove boardwalk.