Herbert River

Estuary Information: OzCoasts

The mangrove forests which occupy much of the intertidal surface along the shores of Hinchinbrook Island and the neighbouring mainland coast, cover an area of around 220 km2 and contain 28 species of mangrove. [1]


Herbert River      
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Note: where latitudes and longitudes were not provided in the Source, they have been derived from the Australian Gazetteer for the nearest named place.

Mangrove and Saltmarsh Species

The occurrence of Nypa fruticans at a single location in the Herbert delta is interesting because it's nearest next occurrence is well to the north in the Morgan/McIvor River beyond Cooktown. Possible that this is a human introduction. [1]

Herbert River    
Group Taxon Source
  17 taxa  
Vascular Plants Acanthus ilicifolius [1]
Vascular Plants Acrostichum speciosum [1]
Vascular Plants Aegiceras corniculatum [1]
Vascular Plants Avicennia marina [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera exaristata [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera gymnorhiza [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera parviflora [1]
Vascular Plants Bruguiera sexangula [1]
Vascular Plants Ceriops pseudodecandra [1] (as C. decandra)
Vascular Plants Ceriops tagal [1]
Vascular Plants Excoecaria agallocha [1]
Vascular Plants Nypa fruticans [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora apiculata [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora X lamarckii [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora mucronata [1]
Vascular Plants Rhizophora stylosa [1]
Vascular Plants Xylocarpus_granatum [1]


  1. Bunt, J.S. (1997). The Mangrove Floral and Vegetational Diversity of Hinchinbrook Island and the Adjacent Coast. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. Available online: http://data.aims.gov.au/extpubs/attachmentDownload?docID=3018 (more)

-- JohnBusby - 2011-09-01