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|Family: Zosteraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Zostera||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Zostera japonica Aschers. & Graebn.
Habit: Perennial herb (annual); roots 2 per node. Leaf: sheath open, with 2 membranous flaps; blade to 20(25) cm, (0.5)1--1.5(2) mm wide. Inflorescence: staminate flowers each subtended by 1 bract. Chromosomes: n=6.
Ecology: Occ. Shallow water, bays, estuaries; Elevation: rooted generally 0--1 m below mean low tide. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia; native to Pacific Asia. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig
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Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig 2017. Zostera japonica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=48947, accessed on January 23, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 23, 2017.