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Shoalweed

(Halodule wrightii)

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Description

Halodule wrightii (shoalweed) is a plant species native to seacoasts of some of the warmer oceans of the world. It has been reported from California, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, Maryland, Yucat-n, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Costa Rica, Belize, Panam-, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela, Brazil, Australia, Cape Verde, and Madagascar. Some publications cite US specimens by the synonym, Halodule beaudettei, but the two names represent the same species. Halodule wrightii is an herb growing in salt-water marshes in intertidal regions, often submerged at high tide but emergent at low tide. It has flat leaves up to 20 cm long, dark reddish-brown, with a few teeth on the margins. Fruits are spherical to egg-shaped, about 2 mm across.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order:Alismatales
Family:Cymodoceaceae
Genus:Halodule
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