“The roots of a mangrove tree can be clearly seen above this muddy swamp.”

The word mangrove can actually refer to different things depending on context:

  • A type of tree – a true mangrove tree.
  • The habitat where mangrove type trees can be found – mangrove swamps or mangrove forests.
  • Any tree or large shrub that grows in a mangrove swamp or mangrove forest.

Where can mangroves be found? The top five mangrove habitat nations (as of 2014 – source) are:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Brazil
  3. Malaysia
  4. Papua New Guinea
  5. Australia

A picture is worth a thousand words