Halodule Endl.

Description of the genus

Submerse aquatic herbs; rhizome creeping, monopodial, with 2 vascular bundles; at each node 1-several roots and a short erect stem bearing 1– 4 leaves. Leaves with sheath, semi-persistent, when shed leaving circular scar; blade linear, entire, narrowed at base, with 3 veins and conspicuous midrib which is widened or furcate at apex. Flowers solitary and terminal, enclosed in a leaf similar to others; bud in axil of penultimate leaf develops into prolongation of main axis giving rise to a sympodium; staminate flower subsessile; carpellate flowers subsessile. Fruit subglobose-ovoid, shortly beaked, ± compressed, with stony pericarp.

Worldwide: 6 species, pantropical.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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uninervis (Forssk.) Boiss.N,GI,M

Other sources of information about Halodule:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Halodule
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Halodule
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Halodule
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Halodule
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Halodule
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Halodule
JSTOR Plant Science: Halodule
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Halodule
Plants of the World Online: Halodule
Tropicos: Halodule
Wikipedia: Halodule

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Halodule.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2355, retrieved 18 July 2024

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