Halophila decipiens


Botanisk Tidsskrift 24:260, fig. s.n. [p. 261]. 1902.

Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Rhizomes with 2 scales at each node. Erect stems absent. Leaves apparently attached to rhizome, 10–25 × 3–6 mm; blade oblong-elliptic, base cuneate, margins serrulate, apex obtuse to rounded, pubescent. Inflorescences: spathe enclosing both staminate and pistillate flowers. Flowers unisexual, staminate and pistillate on same plants; staminate flowers deciduous shortly after anthesis; pistillate flowers nearly sessile, 2 mm. Fruits ovoid. Seeds ca. 0.2 mm.

Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Sandy substrates of marine waters
Elevation: -30–0 m


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Fla., West Indies, Central America (Panama, Costa Rica), South America (Venezuela, Colombia), Asia, Australia.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Fla. +, West Indies +, Central America (Panama +, Costa Rica) +, South America (Venezuela +, Colombia) +, Asia +  and Australia. +
-30–0 m +
Sandy substrates of marine waters +
Flowering winter–spring. +
Botanisk Tidsskrift +
Halophila decipiens +
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