Zostera

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Rhizomes with internodes showing 2 lateral cortical vascular bundles in cross-section. Generative branches 5–50 cm long, herbaceous, ± straight, never 'zigzag'. Leaf sheath open or closed, persistent after distal part of lamina has fallen off. Inflorescence with 4–12 male and 4–12 female 'flowers'. Bracts enclosing anthers broadly triangular to orbicular, (0.5–)1.3–1 5(–2) mm wide.

About 12 species, in temperate regions; 1 or 2 in Victoria.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Zosteraceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-08-05
 
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Alismatales
family Zosteraceae
Higher taxa
genus Zostera
Subordinate taxa