Scaevola sericea   Vahl  (Plant)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Plantae
Phylum:Magnoliophyta
Class: Equisetopsida
Order:Asterales
Family:Goodeniaceae

Description
Size: 2-15 feet shrub.

Pale yellowish-green to white cream-colored flowers with or without purple streaks. Pulpy marble-sized round white fruits follow flowers. Leaves are about 2 to 9 inches long and are oval-shaped with silky white hairs on the axil (between the leaf stem and a petiole or branch). The leaves are somewhat to moderately succulent.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rodrigues, RS; Mascarenhas, A; Jagtap, TG (2011) An evaluation of flora from coastal sand dunes of India: Rationale for conservation and management Ocean & Coastal Management Elsevier B.V. 54(2) 181-188 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2010.11.005
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Native Plants Hawaii Available at - http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu/

Page last updated on:2011-03-23

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