Home Flora of Pakistan
Name Search
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
!Halophila Thouars Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical GardenAfrican Plants, Senckenberg Photo GallerySearch in Flora do Brasil 2020Search in Reflora - Virtual HerbariumSearch in Living Collections Decrease font Increase font Restore font

Published In: Genera Nova Madagascariensia 2: 2. 1806. (Gen. Nov. Madagasc.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: ABDUL GHAFOOR
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 9 species, distributed in the coastal areas of Indian and Pacific oceans, Malaysia eastwards to Australia, Tahiti and the Caribbean. Represented here by the following species.


Export To PDF Export To Word
Submerged, monoecious or dioecious marine herbs with creeping shoots rooting at the nodes; nodal scales 2, one subtending a later shoot, the other embracing the stem. Leaves oppsite or clustered, petiolate or sessile, oblong-elliptic, ovate, lanceolate or linear, entire or serrulate, 3-nerved, midrib prominent and 2 lateral intramarginal nerves often connected by cross-nerves. Flowers unisexual, solitary. rarely 1 or more male and one female flower in one spathe. Spathes sessile, 2-bracted, bracts elliptic, obovate to orbicular, acute, obtuse to emarginate. Male flowers: pedicellate; sepals 3, imbricate; petals absent; stamens 3, alternate with the sepals, filaments minute, anthers linear-oblong, 2-4-celled, extrorse, pistillode absent. Female flowers: sessile; sepals 3, minute; ovary inferior, elliptic or ovate, unilocular, long beaked, placentation pariental; styles (2-) 3-5, filiform, papillate all over. Fruit ovoid, few to many-seeded, rostrate, membranous walled. Seeds globose or subglobose.
© 2022 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110