IUCN threat status:

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Enhalus is a monotypic genus of marine flowering plants.[4] Enhalus is large seagrass native to coastal waters of the tropical Indian and Western Pacific Oceans.[4] The strap-shaped leaves arise directly from the rhizomes and can reach 1 m in length.[4] Enhalus is surface pollinated with male flowers that detach from the plant to float on the surface until they reach a female flower where pollination can occur.[4]



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  2. ^ Illustrations of the Botany of the Himalayan Mountains 1 1839 (APNI)
  3. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  4. ^ a b c d Larkum, Anthony W.D.; Duarte, Carlos; Orth, Robert J., eds. (2005). "Taxonomy and biogeorgraphy of seagrasses". Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation. Springer-Verlag New York, LLC. ISBN 978-1-4020-2942-4. 
  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Enhalus". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 


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