Alga australis (Hook.f.) Kuntze
Plant growing in the water at Broughton Island, near Port Stephens New South Wales
Photograph by: eyeweed
Posidonia australis is a perennial herb growing submerged near the low tide mark along the seashore[
]. It has a creeping rhizome and short, erect stems[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a fibre plant.
E. Asia - southern China, along the shores of the western Pacific Ocean and the coasts of Australia.
Marine sandy bottoms near the low tide mark[
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The rhizomes and stems have dense, persistent, fibrous leaf bases[
]. This fibre is used for making sacks and coarse fabrics, and is sometimes mixed with wool[
The fibre has been recommended as a packing and stuffing material[
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