seagrass with ribbon-like leaves. 30cm-1.5m long, 1-2cm wide. Thick
rhizomes. Flowering often observed. Large female flowers on coiled
stalk. Tiny white male flowers produced from inflorescence at base
of the plant. Often seen on most of our undisturbed shores. Largest
meadow on Pulau Semakau.
and shorter ribbon-like leaves with rounded or squarish tips without
serrations. Rhizomes thick and smooth. Seen on Chek Jawa, Tanah Merah
and Cyrene Reef.
and shorter ribbon-like leaves with rounded tips with fine serrations.
Rhizomes thick and smooth. Seen on some of our Southern reefs and
and broader ribbon-like leaves that are curved into strap sickle shapes
(4-11mm wide and 10-40cm long). Rhizomes thick. Small patch on Chek
Jawa, larger meadows on Labrador, scattered clumps on some of our
other Southern shores.
ribbon-like leaves up to 15cm long and 3.5mm wide. Rhizomes thin.
Sometimes seen on some our shores, especially on sand bars. Luxuriant
growths seen on seaward sandbars on Chek Jawa.
shaped leaves, 0.5-1cm wide, 1-4cm long, emerging in pairs. Common
on many of our shores.
shaped leaves, longer and the width, 0.5 wide, 1-2.5cm long, emerging
in pairs. Minute serrations on edges and minute hairs on both sides
of the leaves. Seen in deeper waters in our Southern islands.
with the smallest leaves, 0.5cm wide, emerging in a rosette of 5-10
leaves. Common on Chek Jawa.
wide, 4cm long. Only seagrass with opposite leaves on a stem that
makes it appear fern-like. 10-20 opposite pairs of leaves on one stem,
the stem about 4cm long. Rhizomes thin, sometimes woody. Common on
Chek Jawa and Changi.
cylindrical (like plastic tubing). Common on on Pulau Semakau.
Flat central stem about the same width as the long flat side 'branches'
that are sickle shaped with pointed tips. Each 'feather' is narrower
than that of the Feathery seaweed.
long. Cylindrical central stem with long cylindrical side 'branches'
with pointed tips. Each 'feather' is broader than that of the Narrow
long. Flat central stem about the same width as the flat side 'branches'
that have rounded tips.
long, Flat central stem that is wider than the short side 'branches'
with pointed tips. Looks like a zipper.
15-20cm long, 1cm in wide with holes along the length. The stems are
often in a tangle. Bluish to olive green. Among coral rubble. Sometimes
seen on some of our Southern shores.