Keeled-pod Mangrove (species: Heritiera littoralis) in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Heritiera littoralis
Keeled-pod Mangrove

©jhammock: Heritiera littoralis seed pod at Green Island, Queensland.
Kingdom Plantae
Division Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae
Genus Heritiera
Species Heritiera littoralis

Distinguishing features

The fruit is a buoyant, distinctively-shaped woody pod with a keel, often found washed up on beaches.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



There is a specimen of this species from Lizard Island in the Queensland Herbarium (Atlas of Living Australia)

by Anne Hoggett


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Duke, N. (2006). Australia's Mangroves: The authoritative guide to Australia's mangrove plants 200 pp. University of Queensland, Brisbane. LIRS catalog number 90187.