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Authors Kuo, J; Kirkman, H
Author Full Name Kuo, J; Kirkman, H
Title Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld in estuaries of southwestern Australia
Source AQUATIC BOTANY
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Halophila decipiens; seagrass; geographical distribution
Keywords Plus HYDROCHARITACEAE; GERMINATION; SEAGRASSES; PANAMA
Abstract Glabrous Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld has been collected from four estuaries in southwestern Australia. The plants form pure meadows or grow with Halophila ovalis (R.Br.) Hook. f. and/or Zostera mucronata den Hartog on silty sand substratum, in channels near the mouths of the Swan and Blackwood Rivers, and small patches of this species also occur adjacent to Z. mucronata and H. ovalis meadows near the mouth of Oyster Harbour in Albany. Preliminary field observations at Hardy Inlet of the Blackwood River indicate that the seeds germinate in austral summer, the plants grow through summer and set fruit and seed in autumn. Total dry weight of biomass was 92.8 g m(-2) at the time of maximum biomass in April, there were 6700 fruits m(-2) and 26.4 seeds per fruit, resulting in an estimated 176 880 seeds m(-2) in the H. decipiens meadow in Hardy Inlet.
Author Address CSIRO,DIV FISHERIES,N BEACH,WA 6020,AUSTRALIA
Reprint Address Kuo, J (corresponding author), UNIV WESTERN AUSTRALIA,CTR MICROSCOPY & MICROANA,NEDLANDS,WA 6009,AUSTRALIA.
Times Cited 25
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 28
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publisher City AMSTERDAM
Publisher Address PO BOX 211, 1000 AE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0304-3770
29-Character Source Abbreviation AQUAT BOT
ISO Source Abbreviation Aquat. Bot.
Publication Date AUG
Year Published 1995
Volume 51
Issue 3-4
Beginning Page 335
Ending Page 340
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1016/0304-3770(95)00468-F
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences; Marine & Freshwater Biology
Subject Category Plant Sciences; Marine & Freshwater Biology
Document Delivery Number UD231
Unique Article Identifier WOS:A1995UD23100012
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