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Authors Zakaria, MH; Bujang, JS; Arshad, A
Author Full Name Zakaria, MH; Bujang, JS; Arshad, A
Title Flowering, fruiting and seedling of annual Halophila beccarii Aschers in peninsular Malaysia
Source BULLETIN OF MARINE SCIENCE
Language English
Document Type Article; Proceedings Paper
Conference Title 4th International Seagrass Biology Workshop
Conference Date SEP 26-OCT 02, 2000
Conference Location CORSICA, FRANCE
Conference Sponsors Univ Corsica, Coastal Ecosyst Team, Ischia Lab, Staz Zool Anton Dohrn
Keywords Plus DECIPIENS OSTENFELD HYDROCHARITACEAE; ENGELMANNII HYDROCHARITACEAE; SEAGRASS; GERMINATION; MORPHOLOGY; ECOLOGY; RESERVE; BIOLOGY; PANAMA; TEXAS
Abstract A survey of Halophila beccarii Aschers. from mid 1997 to early 1999 in a coastal lagoon of Pengkalan Nangka, Kelantan showed that flowering and fruiting were seasonal. Flowers and fruits were abundant from June to August 1997 and 1998. Their abundance decreased during September 1997 and 1998. This was followed by an absence of living plants for two to three consecutive months, in November 1997 to January 1998 and October 1998 to November 1998. The meadow showed recovery from seed germination observed in February 1998 and December 1998. Seedlings were abundant from February to April 1998 and December 1998 to January 1999. Early development of H. beccarii seedlings up to the protrusion of a third leaf of the pioneer shoot was essentially similar as those described for seedlings of H. spinulosa, H. engelmannii, H. decipiens, H. ovalis and H. tricostata. The morphology of progressive development of H. beccarii seedlings to juvenile or young plant, an observation that has not been described for Halophila to date, is presented. The presence of viable seeds and seedlings in the meadow demonstrated the successful pollination and sexual reproduction in H. beccarii in this meadow. Seed production through sexual reproduction is of major importance not only in propagating the species but also for the establishment of new seagrass areas at Pengkalan Nangka, Kelantan.
Author Address Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Agr Sci & Food, Bintulu 97008, Sarawak, Malaysia
Reprint Address Zakaria, MH (reprint author), Univ Putra Malaysia, Fac Agr Sci & Food, POB 396,Bintulu Campus, Bintulu 97008, Sarawak, Malaysia.
ORCID Number bujang, japar sidik/0000-0002-9797-7963; Arshad, Aziz/0000-0002-8305-0833
Cited Reference Count 17
Times Cited 1
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 3
Publisher ROSENSTIEL SCH MAR ATMOS SCI
Publisher City MIAMI
Publisher Address 4600 RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY, MIAMI, FL 33149 USA
ISSN 0007-4977
29-Character Source Abbreviation B MAR SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Bull. Mar. Sci.
Publication Date NOV
Year Published 2002
Volume 71
Issue 3
Beginning Page 1199
Ending Page 1205
Page Count 7
Web of Science Category Marine & Freshwater Biology; Oceanography
Subject Category Marine & Freshwater Biology; Oceanography
Document Delivery Number 696BM
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000183865300006
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