Halophila spinulosa

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Halophila spinulosa


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Halophila
Species: Halophila spinulosa



Halophila spinulosa (R.Br.) Asch., 1875


  • Basionym
    • Caulinia spinulosa R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 339 (1810).
  • Homotypic
    • Kernera spinulosa (R.Br.) Schult. & Schult.f. in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 7: 170 (1829).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Jawa, Malaya, New Guinea, Philippines
  • Continental: Australasia
    • Regional: Australia
      • Queensland, Sumatera, Western Australia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Ascherson, P.F.A. in G.B.von Neumayer, 1875. Anl. Wiss. Beobacht. Reisen: 368

Additional references

  • Den Hartog, C. (1970). The sea-grasses of the world Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandsche Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Sectie 59(1): 1-275.
  • Kuo, J. & de Hertog, C. (2001). Seagrass taxonomy and identification key Global Seagrass Research Methods: 31-78. Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.

Vernacular names

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