TAU Herbaruim (TELA)

Sinai Marine Vegetation

Israeli Red Sea marine algae and vegetation were reported in:
Lipkin, Y. 1985. Algae in the Gulf of Elat. In: A. Alon, ed. in chief, Plants and Animals of the Land of Israel, Vol. 6: Flowerless Plants, ed. V. Raviv. Ministry of Defence Publs. and the Society for Protection of Nature, pp. 97-100, (in Hebrew).

Rock dwellers, like the rare, delicate red alga of deeper waters in the northern Red Sea, Haloplegma duperreyi Montagne

or the more frequently encountered green algae of shallow waters, Caulerpa taxifolia (Vahl) C. Agardh

and Neomeris annulata Dickie are typical along the Sinai coasts, as well as psammopytes like Halimeda macroloba Decaisne.


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last modified 8 Jun 95