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: 1 taxon.

Thalassodendron ciliatum

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ciliatum (Forssk.) HartogN,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Thalassodendron:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Thalassodendron.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2357, retrieved 8 August 2020

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