We study two notions of expansiveness for continuous semiflows: expansiveness in the sense of Alves, Carvalho and Siqueira (2017), and an adaptation of positive expansiveness in the sense of Artigue (2014). We prove that if X is a metric space and ϕ is an expansive semiflow on X according to the first definition, then the semiflow ϕ is trivial and the space X is uniformly discrete. In particular, if X is compact then it is finite. With respect to the second definition, we prove that if X is a compact metric space and ϕ is a positive expansive semiflow on it, then X is a union of at most finitely many closed orbits, unbranched tails and isolated singularities.
- Continuous semiflows