Enhalus Rich.

Symoens, J.J. (2009) Hydrocharitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2)

Description of the genus

Dioecious, submerged, marine, perennial herbs. Roots coarse, simple. Stem elongate, rhizomatous, rarely branched, with very short internodes. Leaves sessile, distichously arranged at the end of the rhizome, distinctly sheathing at the base, opaque or somewhat translucent, with numerous longitudinal veins and septate air channels; margins green, entire or serrulate near the apex in young leaf. Flowers solitary spathe in the leaf-axil, pedunculate, with numerous flowers, composed of 2 partly connate bracts, shortly pedicellate; sepals 3, oblong, acute; petals 3, ovate, acute, papillose. Ovary of 6 carpels, narrowly cylindric, densely hairy, 1-locular, placentation parietal. Fruit ovoid to subglobose, acuminate, ribbed, densely hairy, opening by decay of the pericarp. Seeds obconical, angular.

Worldwide: One species.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acoroides (L. f.) RoyleN

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Enhalus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Enhalus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Enhalus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Enhalus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Enhalus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Enhalus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Enhalus.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2349, retrieved 12 December 2017

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