1. Family: Cymodoceaceae Vines
    1. Syringodium Kütz.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical coasts.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Submerse aquatic herbs; rhizome creeping, monopodial, with many vascular bundles; each node with 1 or more unbranched or slightly branched roots and ashort erect stem bearing 2– 3 leaves; scales scarious, ovate, acute
    Leaves
    Leaf with broad sheath persisting longer than blade, bi-auriculate, ligulate, scars open; blade subulate with single central and several pericentral vascular bundles and 6– 8 air channels
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence cymose; flower enclosed by reduced leaf with inflated sheath
    Flowers
    Staminate flower stalked, of 2 anthers, dorsally connate at lower end, attached at same height Pistillate flower sessile, of 2 free ovaries, each with short style and stigmas
    Male
    Staminate flower stalked, of 2 anthers, dorsally connate at lower end, attached at same height
    Female
    Pistillate flower sessile, of 2 free ovaries, each with short style and stigmas
    Fruits
    Fruit quadrangular in cross-section, with inconspicuous dorsal ridge; pericarp stony.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Aldabra, Andaman Is., Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Borneo, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., China Southeast, Cocos (Keeling) Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Florida, Gulf States, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mississippi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Palestine, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, South China Sea, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Texas, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen

    Syringodium Kütz. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in R.F.Hohenacker, Alg. Mar. Exsicc. 9: 426 (1860)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hartog, Sea-grasses of the World: 176 (1970)
    • Dandy & Tandy in J.B. 77: 114– 116 (1939)
    • in Hohenacker, Meeralgen 9: 426 (1860)

    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