Acanthus ilicifolius. Flowering branch. Note these leaves, growing in deeper shade, are free of prickles. Photograph by: Fagg M.; Australian National Botanic. Acanthus ilicifolius L. var. ilicifolius, Prodromus (), Type:?. Acanthus ilicifolius var. typica Domin, Bibliotheca Botanica 89(4): (), Type:?. Acanthus ilicifolius Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 老鼠簕 lao shu le. Acanthus ebracteatus Vahl var. xiamenensis (R. T. Zhang) C. Y. Wu & C. C. Hu; A. ilicifolius .

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Archived copy as title link. Click on images to enlarge Scale bar 10mm. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Also occurs in Asia, Malesia and the Pacific islands.

Population size is treated under Population Biology, and trends in population sizes are treated under Trends. Usually grows close to the sea. Acanthux major lateral veins extend to the margins of the leaf blade and then beyond the margins as spines ilicifoliis mm long.

It occurs in mangrove habitats. It has shallow tap roots and occasionally develops a stilt root. No conservation measures are in place.

Chennai, Cuddalore, Thanjavur, Tiruchchirappalli, Viluppuram. Leaf blades about 7.

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List of Conservation Actions: Pollination ecology of Derris trifoliata Fabaceaea mangrove associate in Coringa Mangrove Forest, This Acanthaceae article is a stub.

The threats to which this taxon is subject. Renu, Sanjana Julias Thilakar, D. Lower lip of the corolla 3-lobed and upper lip absent. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Mangrove sediment core analysis of foraminiferal assemblages – a study at two sites along the western Acanthus ilicifoliuscommonly known as holly-leaved acanthussea hollyand holy mangrove is a species of shrubs or herbs, of the plant family Acanthaceaenative to Australia, Ilicifollus, and Southeast Asia.

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The plant grows as a shrub, up to 2 m tall. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

Journal of Tropical and Subtropical Botany 16 4: A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured. Larger sepals 2-lobed at the apex. Anthers 1-celled, with stiff white hairs along the sutures. Testa 2-layered, the outer layer rugose and the inner smooth and transparent. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

This page was last edited on 22 Novemberat Sepals four, two large and two small. Technology Biodiversity in India.


Acanthus ilicifolius – Sea Holly

It is widespread in mangrove habitats but no population information iliciolius available. Retrieved 9 July Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Send a request for permission. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.

Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Freshwater; Marine List of Habitats: An indication of whether a population is stable, or increasing or decreasing. Seeds about x mm. Stamens with thick curved bony filaments.

Acanthus ilicifolius in Flora of China @

This aquatic plant is locally common in the river banks or tidal canal sides or low swampy areas of mangrove forests from South India and Sri Lanka to Indochina, Indonesia, the Philippines and northern Australia, but scarce in Malaysia. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct ilicifoljus level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

The outer layer could perhaps be iljcifolius as an aril. At the tenth leaf stage: