Thalassia testudinum

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Thalassia testudinum
Thalassia testudinum


Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Thalassia
Species: Thalassia testudinum


Thalassia testudinum Banks & Sol. ex K.D.Koenig, 1805


  • Heterotypic
    • Thalassia vitrariorum Pers., Syn. Pl. 2: 563 (1807).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: SE. U.S.A. to Venezuela, Caribbean
      • Alabama, Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Florida, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

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


Primary references[edit]

Banks, J. & Solander, D.C., 1805. Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2: 96

Additional references[edit]

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Turtlegrass
français: Herbe à tortue
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