Phyllospadix

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surfgrass
Tectura palacea 3.jpg
Phyllospadix sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Zosteraceae
Genus: Phyllospadix
Hooker (1840)
Phyllospadix is a food source for many animals including this Tectura palacea.

Phyllospadix is a genus of seagrass or surfgrass, a flowering plant in the family Zosteraceae, described as a genus in 1840.[1][2][3][4] Phyllospadix grows in marine waters along the coasts of the temperate North Pacific.[4]

Species[edit]

Accepted species[5]
  1. Phyllospadix iwatensis -- China, Korea, Japan, Russian Far East
  2. Phyllospadix japonicus -- China, Korea, Japan
  3. Phyllospadix juzepczukii -- Russian Far East
  4. Phyllospadix scouleri (type species) -- Alaska to Baja California
  5. Phyllospadix serrulatus -- Alaska, British Columbia, Washington
  6. Phyllospadix torreyi -- British Columbia to northwestern Mexico

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hooker, William Jackson. 1840. Flora boreali-americana, or, the botany of the northern parts of British America 2: 171 description in Latin, commentary and habitat information in English
  2. ^ Hooker, William Jackson. 1840. Flora boreali-americana, or, the botany of the northern parts of British America 2: figure CLXXXVI line drawing as illustration
  3. ^ Tropicos, Phyllospadix Hook.
  4. ^ a b Larkum, Anthony W.D.; Duarte, Carlos; Orth, Robert J., eds. (2005). "Taxonomy and biogeorgraphy of seagrasses". Seagrasses: Biology, Ecology and Conservation. Springer-Verlag New York, LLC. ISBN 978-1-4020-2942-4. 
  5. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Phyllospadix". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-02-21. 

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