Phyllospadix, surfgrass,[1] is a genus of seagrass, a flowering plant in the family Zosteraceae, described as a genus in 1840.[2][3][4][5] Phyllospadix grows in marine waters along the coasts of the temperate North Pacific.[5]

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

It is one of the seagrass genera that can perform completely submerged pollination.[6]

SpeciesEdit

Accepted species[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phyllospadix". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Hooker, William Jackson. 1840. Flora boreali-americana, or, the botany of the northern parts of British America 2: figure CLXXXVI line drawing as illustration
  4. ^ "Tropicos | Name - !Phyllospadix Hook". www.tropicos.org. Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Judith Connor". Retrieved 2017-02-02.
  7. ^ 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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