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Alismatales, Potagmogetonaceae

Ruppia maritima Linnaeus

Ruppia maritima Linnaeus photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Bang Kaew, Samut Songkhram.
: 1.0 m
This species is stalkless and leaves arise from the rhizome directly. The leaves are bright green, up to 1 mm in width, 2-12 cm in length and slightly toothed tips. Flowers are borne on a coiled stalk. The plants form dense communities in very calm waters such as brackish water aquaculture ponds or canals.

Ruppia maritima Linnaeus photo2
Fresh specimen.
Ruppia maritima Linnaeus photo3
Close-up view of flowers in natural habitat.