This page is based on the 1993 Jepson Manual.
Please see the Jepson eFlora for up-to-date information about California vascular plants.
|Jepson Flora Project: Jepson Interchange|
|TREATMENT FROM THE JEPSON MANUAL||
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©Copyright 1993 by the Regents of the University of California
Print edition is available from the University of California Press
|The second edition of The Jepson Manual (2012) is available from the University of California Press|
|See also the Jepson eFlora, which parallels the Second Edition|
Perennial from long, slender, jointed rhizomes, dioecious, marine aquatic, glabrousRetrieve key for CYMODOCEACEAE
Stem erect, sometimes short
Leaves simple, cauline, alternate or opposite, 2-ranked; sheath open; ligule present; blade 0.515 mm wide, ± linear, ± flat or cylindric, margin entire
Inflorescence: flowers 12 (or bracted cyme), axillary
Flowers minute; perianth 0
Staminate flower: stamens 2, filaments 0 or short and ± fused; pollen filament-like, sticking together in string-like bodies < 1 mm wide
Pistillate flower: pistils 12, simple, ovary superior, chamber 1, ovule 1, style 1, lobes 03
Genera in family: 5 genera, ± 13 species: tropical, subtropical worldwide.