Heterozostera (Setchell) Hartog, 1970

Holotype species: Heterozostera tasmanica (G.Martens ex Ascherson) Hartog

Original publication and holotype designation: Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks 59(1): 1-275, 63 figs, 31 pls.

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Description: Leaves ligulate, lacking tannin cells; rhizome: sympodial. Monoecious, spathal sheath inflated, spadix stalked, retinacula always present.

Information contributed by: M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-04-24 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.

Comments: There is some debate about the validity of this genus, with some arguing for the reinstatement of Zostera tasmanica into the genus Zostera in the subgenus Heterozostera (e.g., Soros-Pottruff & Posluszny, 1995).

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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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