The World Mangrove App, 'Mangrove iD', is a botanical guide providing more than 800 select images, 100 world distribution records and authoritative botanical descriptions of all 85 mangrove plant species, hybrids and varieties occurring worldwide; plus a selection of 15 common Associate plants you are likely to come across. It has been compiled and written by Dr Norman C Duke, long time mangrove ecologist and marine science specialist, for MangroveWatch Ltd, the charitable, not-for-profit environmental monitoring NGO for tidal wetlands.
The information and data presented include the latest up-to-date botanical information compiled as part of Dr Duke's Mangrove Flora Project conducted over the last three decades. The purpose of the guide is two-fold: one, to show off the diversity and distribution of these plants; and two, to improve our knowledge of them. You are invited to send in your location data with images to our central database.