Posidonia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

See family description for diagnostic features.

At least 5 species, 4 restricted to temperate waters of Australia, 1 to the Mediterranean region; 1 species in Victoria. 'Posidonia balls' or 'marine balls' which are commonly found on southern Australian shores are formed principally of detrital remains of P. australis, as well as fragments of other seagrasses, algae and shells.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Posidoniaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Posidoniaceae
Higher taxa
genus Posidonia
Subordinate taxa