Halophila decipiens Ostenf.

Bot. Tidsskr. 24: 260 (1902) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: data deficient (k)

Monoecious herb, glabrous. Scales 3–5 mm long. Leaves delicate, bright green; petiole 3-angled in cross-section, usually shorter than lamina; lamina narrowly oblong-elliptic, 1–1.5(–2.5)cm long, 0.2–0.4(–0.6) cm wide; margin finely and minutely toothed; crossveins 5–7(–9) pairs. Floral bracts 3–7 mm long, enclosing one male and one female flower. Male flower with pedicel 4–8 mm long at anthesis; perianth 1–1.5 mm long. Female flower sessile; hypanthium 1–2 mm long; perianth minute, c. 0.1 mm long; styles 3. Fruit 3–5 mm long. Flowers Nov.

EGL. Also WA, NT, Qld, NSW. Only once collected from Mallacoota Inlet (1981). A widespread pantropical species.

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


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Halophila decipiens in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Halophila decipiens in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
Northern Territory
New South Wales