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|Family: Zosteraceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Rhizomes < 12 cm. Stem: 10--60 cm, slender to thick, below flat, winged. Leaf: 0.2--1 m, 0.5--6 mm wide. Inflorescence: enclosed by subtending, membranous, sheathing, leaf-like bract in youth, exserted from it in age; flowers each enclosed by translucent, scale-like bract; pistillate flowers alternate flowers with vestigial anthers. Pistillate Flower: ovary tapered to short style.
Species In Genus: 5 species: northern Pacific coasts. Etymology: (Greek: leaf-like inflorescence) Note: Island distributions of California species need study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to PhyllospadixPrevious taxon: Zosteraceae
Next taxon: Phyllospadix scouleri
Citation for this treatment: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig 2016. Phyllospadix, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9711, accessed on August 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on August 25, 2016.