African Plant Database

Enhalus acoroides (L. f.) Royle
Protologue : Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains 1 1839
Information on the genus : Enhalus
Basionym : Stratiotes acoroides L. f.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Stratiotes acoroides L. f.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Enhalus koenigii Rich.
=Vallisneria sphaerocarpa Blanco
=Vallisneria marinus Griff.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Submerged, marine, perennial herb; roots coarse, unbranched; stem rhizomatous, rarely branched; leaves sessile, usually 2-6, distichously arranged at end of rhizome, linear, falcate, rounded or obtuse;
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Ecology : Sand or mud in sheltered seawater to 4 m deep (leaves lying on the water surface at low tide).
  Widely distributed in the Red Sea, around coasts bordering the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific.
  • Tabl. Encycl. 1: 453 (1840)
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