1. Family: Cymodoceaceae Vines
    1. Genus: Oceana Byng & Christenh.
      1. Oceana serrulata (R.Br.) Byng & Christenh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Red Sea to Madagascar, Tropical Asia to W. Pacific.

    [FTEA]

    Cymodoceaceae, Henk Beentje. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2002

    Habit
    Marine herb; rhizome robust, each node with 2– 3 sparsely branched roots and erect stem to 10 cm long bearing 2– 5 leaves; internodes 2– 5.5 cm long.
    Leaves
    Leaf with sheath bright purple, broadly triangular, 1.5– 3 cm long, the auriculae acute, 1 mm long, the ligule 1 mm long; scars open; blade linear to falcate, 6– 15 cm long, 4– 9 mm wide, base narrowed, distal margin slightly spinulose, obtuse, serrate to dentate with triangular teeth, apex rounded and serrulate; nerves 13– 17.
    Male
    Staminate flower unknown.
    Flowers
    Pistillate flower sessile, ovary 1.5 mm long, style 2– 4 mm long, stigmas 23– 27 mm long. Staminate flower unknown.
    Female
    Pistillate flower sessile, ovary 1.5 mm long, style 2– 4 mm long, stigmas 23– 27 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit sessile, elliptic in outline, laterally compressed, 7– 9 mm long, 3.7– 4.5 mm wide, 2 mm thick, with 3 dorsal blunt ridges, beak apical, persistent, 1 mm long.
    Figures
    Fig. 4.
    Habitat
    In tide pools, on mud, mud-covered coral or muddy sand, or in shallow water but never exposed; sea-level to 10 meters deep
    Distribution
    Egypt to Mozambique, Madagascar to W Pacific K7 T3 T6 T8 Z

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Bangladesh, Borneo, Caroline Is., Comoros, Egypt, Eritrea, India, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Western Australia, Yemen

    Oceana serrulata (R.Br.) Byng & Christenh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Global Fl. 4: 53 (2018)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Miller, A.G. & Morris, M. (2004). Ethnoflora of Soqotra Archipelago: 1-759. The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 1-586. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • H?, P.-H. (1993). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam 3(1): 1-603d. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.
    • Robertson, S.A. (1989). Flowering Plants of Seychelles: 1-327. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1987). A Geographical Checklist of the Micronesian Monocotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 20: 19-129.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0