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Scaevola taccada (Gaertn.) Roxb.
Sea Lettuce
Common on the beaches of North Queensland. Some of these plants have since succumbed to  high tides and beach erosion.


  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
 
  Description:Flower and fruit Description:Plant
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Clifton Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.3852S, 145˚34.2201E GPS coordinates:16˚45.952S, 145˚40.573E
  Date of photo:7 September 2008 Date of photo:6 September 2008
Field No.:U596 Field No.:U597
     
  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
  Description:Flower Description:Fruit
  Location:Mangkalba (Cedar Bay), North Queensland Location:Mangkalba (Cedar Bay), North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:15˚48.319S, 145˚21.097E GPS coordinates:15˚48.319S, 145˚21.097E
  Date of photo:14 October 2012 Date of photo:14 October 2012
  Field No.: 1675 Field No.: 1675
     
  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
 
  Description:Fruit Description:Flowers and leaves
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.3852S, 145˚34.2201E GPS coordinates:16˚39.3852S, 145˚34.2201E
  Date of photo:7 September 2008 Date of photo:7 September 2008
  Field No.:U596 Field No.:U596
     
  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
 
  Description:Flower - side view Description:Plant on dunes growing with Vitex rotundifolia
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E
  Date of photo:7 July 2018 Date of photo:7 July 2018
  Field No.:6675 Field No.:6675
     
  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E
  Date of photo:7 July 2018 Date of photo:7 July 2018
  Field No.:6675 Field No.:6675
     
  Scaevola taccada Scaevola taccada
 
  Description:Stems Description:Fruit
  Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland Location:Wangetti Beach, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E GPS coordinates:16˚39.1460S, 145˚34.0630E
  Date of photo:7 July 2018 Date of photo:7 July 2018
  Field No.:6675 Field No.:6675
     
     

 

 

References (accessed 14 July 2018):

http://keys.trin.org.au/key-server/data/0e0f0504-0103-430d-8004-060d07080d04/media/Html/taxon/Scaevola_taccada.htm

Carolin, R.C. in George, A.S., (ed) (1992), Scaevola, Flora of Australia 35: 84-185

Beasley J (2006), Plants of Tropical North Queensland, Footloose Publications

 

 

 

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