KEY TO IDENTIFY AUSTRALIA'S MANGROVES
This illustrated key identifies all 41 of Australia’s mangroves using a series of paired statements that compare diagnostic characters.
There are a three easy steps for using the key:
- Step 1
- Start with the STAR.
Choose between a palm/ground fern, or shrub/tree.
- Step 2
- Follow the arrow down and choose again between the next pair of characters. Continue over the next 3 pages until you get a genus or species name.
- Step 3
- If you get a genus name go to the genus page and follow the key there to get a species name.
Genera with more than one species have individually coloured blocks. Single species are in blue text. Species pages are alphabetically listed by genus name.
The same diagnostic characters are used in the Mangrove Identification Wheel.