Amphibolis antarctica

Common name: 

Sea Nymph

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory (EKPT) also WA, SA, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Is found in shallow seawater, sandy mud and rock pools1

Flower description:

Perianth absent, flowers enclosed by leaves


Perennial, marine, submerged herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This is the only species in the family that occurs in Victoria. It has alternate leaves and unisexual flowers (male and female flowers are separate)1

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Conservation status:

Poorly known in Victoria


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria