Posidonia australis

Common name: 

Fibre-ball Weed

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Gippsland Plain (T) also WA, SA, NSW, Tas

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

Shallow water to 15 m deep1

Flower description:

Petals reduced to scales1

Habit:

Marine, perennial, submerged herb1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Balls of fibre or 'Posidonia balls' are found on shores and are formed from the remains of P. australis and fragments of other seagrasses and algae1

Images:
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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria

References:

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