Cymodocea nodosa

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Asch.

Common Names

حمول (حَمول) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic coast of Africa southwards to the tropic of Cancer.

Distribution in Egypt

Mediterranean region and Sinai.


Sheltered coastal seashores, sublittoral sandy depressions.

Life Expectancy



  • Zostera nodosa Ucria (synonym)
  • Phucagrostis major Willd. (synonym)
  • Cymodocea major (Willd.) Grande (synonym)


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