|Kingdom Plantae | Division Spermatophyta | Order Alismatales|
two classes of this division are the Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons, named
with reference to the number of seed leaves (cotyledons) present in the
The following species are true marine forms. They cannot be confused with plant-like green algae because their veined leaves are larger and they have flowers.
Fan Sea Grass
They occur on soft substrates in sheltered rocky areas and reefs. The thin oval leaves with veins easily distinguishes them from similar-looking algae. (Leaves 1-2 cm long).
Tape Sea Grass
They often form luxuriant beds in sandy to rnuddy shallow waters.
Their flowers are white and very small. (Leaves 1-2cm wide, varying lengths).
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