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Goodeniaceae

Goodeniaceae R. Br. - Leschenaultia Family

1. Scaevola sericea Forst. fil.

(Lobelia frutescens, Lobelia koenigii, Lobelia piliplena, Lobelia sericea, Lobelia taccada, Lobelia velutina, Roemeria lobelia, Scaevola bela-modagam, Scaevola billardieri, Scaevola chlorantha, Scaevola collina, Scaevola fauriei, Scaevola frutescens, Scaevola koenigii, Scaevola lambertiana, Scaevola lativaga, Scaevola leschenaultii, Scaevola lobelia, Scaevola macrocalyx, Scaevola piliplena, Scaevola plumerioides, Scaevola plumieri, Scaevola salutaris, Scaevola taccada, Scaevola velutina)

Common names: fanflower, Half flower, Beach Cabbage, Sea Lettuce, Beach Naupaka, Naupaka kahakai, Magoo, Merambong, Ngahu, Scaevola taccada

Extract from Wikipedia article: Scaevola taccada, also known as Beach Cabbage, Sea Lettuce, Beach Naupaka, Naupaka kahakai (Hawaiian), Magoo (Divehi), Merambong (Malay) and Ngahu (Tongan) is a flowering plant in the family Goodeniaceae found in coastal locations in the tropical areas of the Indo-Pacific. It is a common beach shrub throughout the Arabian Sea, the tropical Indian Ocean and the tropical Islands of the Pacific.

LinkWaxy leaves of beach cabbage (Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFruits of beach cabbage (Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) capable to float in seawater in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming fanflower (beach cabbage, Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming half flower (beach cabbage, Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBerries of beach cabbage (Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) capable to float in seawater and propagated by ocean currents in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkHalf flower (beach cabbage, Scaevola sericea, Scaevola taccada) in bloom in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 26, 2015

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