Until 1988 this species was included in Ceriops tagal and so any traditionl uses for that species are also likely to apply for this species[
Ceriops australis is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10 metres tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a source of materials.
This species is relatively widespread and common within its range. It is threatened by the loss of mangrove habitat throughout its range, primarily due to extraction and coastal development, and there has been an estimated 24% decline in mangrove area within this species range since 1980. Mangrove species are more at risk from coastal development and extraction at the extremes of their distribution, and are likely to be contracting in these areas more than in other areas. It is also likely that changes in climate due to global warming will further affect these parts of the range. Although there are overall range declines in many areas, they are not enough to reach any of the threatened category thresholds. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Australasia - New Guinea, northern Australia.
dDownstream to intermediate estuarine zones in the mid to high intertidal region[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
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Plants are tolerant of saline soils, they can tolerate a maximum salinity of 80 ppt, with a salinity of optimal growth of 15-30 ppt[
A slow-growing species, but it is hardy in extreme conditions at the edge of salt pans (arid, high salinity)[
The bark is a source of tannins[
A dye is obtained from the bark[
The wood is used to make furniture[
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