Zostera Linnaeus, 1753
Holotype species: Zostera marina Linnaeus
Original publication and holotype designation: Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Vol. 2 pp. [i], 561-1200, [1-30, index], [i, err.]. Holmiae [Stockholm]: Impensis Laurentii Salvii.
Description: Leaves ligulate, lacking tannin cells; rhizome monopodial, internodes elongate with long roots at nodes. Flowers monoecious, sessile spadix always covered by spathal sheath, retinacula often absent.
Information contributed by: M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-31 by M.D. Guiry.
Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Sullivan, B.K. & Short, F.T. (2023). Taxonomic revisions in Zosteraceae (Zostera, Nanozostera, Heterozostera and Phyllospadix). Aquatic Botany 187(103636): 1-5, 1 fig., 2 tables.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 31 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2023