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1. Thalassia hemprichii (Ehrenberg ex Solms) Ascherson, Petermanns Geogr. Mitt. 17: 242. 1871.

泰来藻 tai lai zao

Schizotheca hemprichii Ehrenberg ex Solms, Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1: 429. 1832.

Rhizomes terete, with persistent leaf sheaths. Leaves curved, 6-12(-40) cm × 4-8 mm. Peduncle of male inflorescence 2-3 cm, female inflorescence without peduncle; spathe linear. Male flower on a pedicel 2-3 cm; perianth segments elliptic, petaloid; anthers oblong; female flower with ovary of 6 carpels; stigmatic branches 1-1.5 cm. Fruit greenish, 2-2.5 × 1.8-3.2 cm.

Submerged in shallow water along seacoasts. Hainan, Taiwan [India, Indonesia, Japan (Ryukyu Islands), Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Red Sea to Indian Ocean and W Pacific Ocean].


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