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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Plantae | Division Chlorophyta | Order Siphonales

Caulerpa lentillifera

Caulerpa taxifolia
Sea Grapes
Family Caulerpaceae

The actual plant body is the stem-like stolon which attaches itself to rocks.

The typical grape-like structures of the common species, C. lentillifera are actually the erect branches.

Some species have thick feather-like structures (C. taxifolia, while others have them serrated (C. serrulata).

They are eaten fresh in some countries. There have been reports however, of poisoning caused by some species due to the alkaloid Caulerpin. It would thus not be advisable to eat our local forms until more is known.

Shore environment
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre