It is also called the White Mangrove and the Grey and White Mangrove. This species grows on every continent and across the Pacific. It gets as far south as Victoria and South Australia being able to tolerate cool water. It is the only species in Victoria and SA and can form extensive forests in the right conditions.
Their lateral roots near the surface have hundreds of pencil size pneumatophores that poke out of the mud. These pneumatophores helps the roots to obtain oxygen. They have orange flowers and their large green seeds are often washed up onto beaches.