0060.010 Thalassodendron Hartog

Description of the genus

Marine herbs with robust, woody, sympodial rhizomes. Stems erect, ± unbranched, bearing 6-8 leaves, arising at intervals of 4 internodes. Leaves: sheath clasping stem; lamina shed together with the sheath, linear, parallel-veined; margin ± serrate; apex rounded, sometimes emarginate. Flowers solitary, terminal, enclosed by 3-4 leafy bracts. Fruit of 1 ovary and a fleshy bract. Germination usually viviparous.

Worldwide: 2 species: T. ciliatum widespread in tropical west Indian Ocean; T. pachyrhizum in temperate W Australia

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

Thalassodendron ciliatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ciliatum (Forssk.) HartogN,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
leptocaule Maria C.Duarte, Bandeira & Romeiras[NrEnd]M

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External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Thalassodendron.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2357, retrieved 8 December 2023

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