African Plant Database

Halodule wrightii Asch.
Protologue : Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 19 (1868)
Information on the genus : Halodule
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Diplanthera wrightii (Asch.) Asch.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zostera nana auct. Bennett in Dyer, F.T.A. 8: 225, non Mertens ex Roth.
=Diplanthera dawsonii de Vogel
=Diplanthera beaudettei de Vogel
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Marine dioecious herb; rhizome having at each node 2-5 roots and 1 leafy shoot; leaf sheath 1,5-4 cm long; blade filiform, 3,5-32 cm x 0,3-2,2 mm; male flower on a stalk 12,5-23 mm long; fruit ovoid or globose, 1,5-2 mm long.
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Ecology : River mouth, sea shores; broad bay on muddy bottom uncovered at low tide; creeks in mangrove swamps; with Cymodocea nodosa and Zostera noltii; found from + 0,05-12 m depth
  The Indo-Pacific Halodule is H. uninervis, while Atlantic plants are H. wrightti (vide R.C. Phillips & E. G. Meñez, Smithsonian Contr. Marine Sciences 34, 1988).
  SE USA, Mexico to Venezuela, Caribbean, E Brazil.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 1-322
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 39381
Record n°39381
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