West Highland Flora

Spiral Tasselweed


Ruppia cirrhosa

 

Ruppia cirrhosa

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye

Rare in brackish water.  In our area known only from Loch na h-Airde in Skye and several places in the Western Isles.

Leaves c 4-12 cm long.  Fruits c 3.0 x 1.5 mm, on individual stalks c 5-35 mm long, their common stalk c 40-300 mm long.

ID: Fruits as in Beaked Tasselweed (see picture there) but on much longer stalks which are spirally twisted.  See Beaked T notes for more details.

Other features: Fruit only slightly asymmetrical, compared to very much so in Beaked T.

 

Ruppia cirrhosa

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye

  Ruppia cirrhosa

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Sep 2004 Glenbrittle, Skye
Picture c 14.3 cm wide
Plant not in situ

 


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