Zostera mucronata den Hartog. Halodule pinifolia (Miki) den Hartog Palau Islands, West Pacific. Publication details. Halodule pinifolia (Miki) den Hartog Halodule Endlicher, Orig. name. Environment. marine Halodule pinifolia (Miki) den Hartog, Accessed through: World Register of. Halodule pinifolia. No image available for this species; drawing shows typical species in this Family. Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL .

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Cluster of ribbon-like curved leaves at the end of an erect stem Round, serrated leaf ualodule Tough, woody rhizomes with scars from successive shoots Very coiled, branched roots Typically found in rocky areas with strong reef crests.

Tropical Seagrass Identification

Flat, strap-like leaves mm halodkle Rounded, smooth leaf tip Smooth rhizome Scars from well developed leaf sheaths form a continuous ring around the stem Found on shallow reef flats. For example, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group published several papers recommending angiosperm classification, and is considered by many to represent the “standard”. Cylindrical in cross section spaghetti like Leaf tip tapers to a point Leaves cm long Found on shallow subtidal halovule flats and sand banks.

Fine, delicate leaves up to 20cm long 1 central vein Black central vein splits into two at ppinifolia rounded leaf tip Usually pale rhizome, with clean black leaf scars Found on intertidal sand banks. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. It is found in shallow sea waters. Zostera muelleri ZM ssp capricorni. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


In Queensland, Zostera capricorni has been revised to Zostera muelleri subsp. Halodule pinifolia grows in sandy or muddy sand substrates from upper littoral to subtidal areas.

Oval shaped leaves in pairs 8 or more cross veins No hairs on leaf surface Preferred dugong food Common early colonising species Found from intertidal to subtidal depths.

Seagrasses are a functional group, pinifolla a taxonomic group, of angiosperms flowering plantsi.

There continues some debate in the literature and between seagrass taxonomists on haloduls details particularly below sub class on the correct classification. James Cook University, Townsville. Cymodocea rotundata Cymodocea serrulata Enhalus acoroides Halodule pinifolia Halodule uninervis Halophila capricorni Halophila decipiens Halophila ovalis Halophila minor Halophila spinulosa Halophila tricostata Syringodium isoetifolium Thalassia hemprichii Thalassodendron ciliatum Zostera muelleri.

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Long strap-shaped leaves 5 longitudinal veins Cross veins which form a mesh across leaf blade Rounded leaf tip Leaf grows straight from rhizome ie. Retrieved from ” https: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Guide to the identification of seagrasses in the Great Barrier Reef region. Seagrass-Watch HQ recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this classification and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the web site for their purposes.

Small oval leaf blade This classification is an opinion of Seagrass-Watch HQ based on the best information available. New combinations in Australasian Zostera Haloduule. This page was last edited on 22 Marchat This is a common seagrass in Asian tropical coasts. Halodule pinifolia is a seagrass species in the genus Halodule. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This monocot -related article is a stub.


To purchase a copy: Views Read Edit View history. Linear strap-like leaves, mm wide Serrated leaf tip Leaf sheath is broadly triangular with a narrow base Leaf scars do not form a continuous ring around the stem Found on shallow subtidal reef flats and sand banks.

Tanaka Hybridisation in a tropical seagrass genus, Halodule Cymodoceaceaeinferred from plastid and nuclear DNA phylogenies. Halodule pinifolia forms homogenous patches in intertidal places or hslodule intermixed with other seagrasses Skelton and South Field Guide to Seagrasses of the Red Sea. Halodule pinifolia Miki Hartog. It is ephemeral with rapid turn-over and high seed set, and is well adapted to high levels of ipnifolia.

Revision of Zostera capricorni has resulted in classfication to subspecies.

WoRMS – World Register of Marine Species – Halodule pinifolia (Miki) den Hartog,

This species is can grow rapidly and is a fast coloniser. This species is known to be hybridized to Halodule uninervis in Okinawa, Japan. Halodule pinifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: Tropical Seagrass Identification from Waycott et al Seagrasses are a functional group, not a taxonomic group, of angiosperms flowering plantsi.

However many prominent seagrass taxonomists disagree.