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Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson 1870

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Cymodoceaceae
Genus Cymodocea


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Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain. 10 Aug 2014. Isabel Rubio Perez. © marmenormarmayor.es.

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Selce, northern Croatia. 26 Mar 2011. Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger. © Mat Vestjens & Anne Frijsinger (annenmat@natuurlijkmooi.net).

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Madeira. Peter Wirtz. © Peter Wirtz (peterwirtz2004@yahoo.com ).

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Bahia de Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain; seeds collected at 3 m depth in a Cymodocea nodosa meadow.. 15 Mar 2009. Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es). © Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es).

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Magaluf, Balearic Islands, Spain; at 4m depth; with ephyphitic algae.. 26 Apr 2007. Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es). © Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es).

Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson
Magaluf, Balearic Islands, Spain; taken at 4m depth; with ephyphitic algae.. 26 Apr 2007. Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es). © Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es).


Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson Magaluf, Balearic Islands, Spain; at 4m depth; with ephyphitic algae.
© Eduardo Infantes Ordas (eduardo.infantes@uib.es)

Publication details
Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson 1870: 4

Published in: Ascherson, P. (1870). Sitzungs-Bericht Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin am 16 Februar 1869. Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1869: 3-6.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cymodocea is Cymodocea aequorea K.D.Koenig.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Zostera nodosa Ucria

Type information
Type locality: Sicily (Ucria 1793: 256). Notes: Lectotype (designated by Ferrer-Gallego & Boisset 2020; 176): [icon] “Alga gramineo folio, triphylla, sarmentis Vitis” in Cupani, Panphyt. Sicul. 2: t. 191. 1713 [Fig. 1]. – Epitype (designated Ferrer-Gallego & Boisset 2020; 176): Greece, Karpathos, Lefkos, 35°35'30.9"N, 27°04'15.4"E, 31 Jul 2002, O. Seberg & S. Diemar s.n. (C [barcode C10103594]! [Ferrer-Gallego & Boisset 2020: fig. 2]).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), knotted, knobbly (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zostera nodosa Ucria 1793

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Cymodocea aequorea K.D.Koenig 1805

Conservational notes
Declining due to increasing human pressures (Zarranz et al. 2010). - (7 Oct 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Usage notes
A promising renewable resource of chicoric acid (Grignon-Dubois & Rezzonico, 2013). - (15 Jan 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Ascherson, P. (1889). Potamogetonaceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds) Vol.2, pp. 173-240. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann.

Hartog, C. (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks 59(1): 1-275, 63 figures, 31 plates.

Rodríguez-Prieto, C., Ballesteros, E., Boisset, F. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (2013). Guía de las macroalgas y fanerógamas marinas del Mediterráneo occidental. pp. [1]-656. Barcelona: Ediciones Omega, S.A..

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Afonso Carrillo, J. & Gil Rodriguez, M.C. (1978). Cymodocea Nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson (Zannichelliaceae) Y Las Praderas Submarinas O "Sebadales" En El Archipielago Canario. Vieraea 8: 365-376.
Augier, H., Santimone, M. & Vincentelli, M. (1977). Contribution á l'étude de l'azote total, des protéines et des acides aminés chez la phanérogame marine Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Asch. et Magnus. Bulletin de la Société Phycologique de France 22: 120-126.
Barberá, C., Tuya, F., Boyra, A., Sanchez-Jerez, P., Blanch, I. & Haroun, R.J. (2005). Spatial variation in the structural parameters of Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows in the Canary Islands: a multiscaled approach. Botanica Marina 48: 122-126.
Bricout, J., Boudouresque, C.-F., Giraud, G. & Panayotidis, P. (1980). Le rapport 13C/12C chez Posidonia oceanica et Cymodocea nodosa. Trav sci Parc nation Port-Cros Fr 6: 289-292.
Ceccherelli, G. & Cinelli, F. (1997). Short-term effects of nutrient enrichment of the sediment and interactions between the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa and the introduced green alga Caulerpa taxifolia in a Mediterranean bay. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 217: 165-177.
Ceccherelli, G. & Cinelli, F. (1999). A pilot study of nutrient enriched sediments in a Cymodocea nodosa bed invaded by the introduced alga Caulerpa taxifolia. Botanica Marina 42: 409-417.
Cunha, A.H. & Duarte, C.M. (2007). Biomass and leaf dynamics of Cymodocea nodosa in the Ria Formosa lagoon, south Portugal. Botanica Marina 50(1): 1-7.
Del Río, L., Vidal, J., Betancor, S. & Tuya, F. (2016). Differences in herbivory intensity between the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa and the green alga Caulerpa prolifera inhabiting the same habitat. Aquatic Botany 128: 8-57.
Elso, M.Z., González-Henríquez, N., García-Jiménez, P. & Robaina, R.R. (2012). Hormone-autonomous cell culture from cotyledonary tissue of the marine plant Cymodocea nodosa. Botanica Marina 55(6): 591-600.
García-Sánchez, M., Korbee, N., Pérez-Ruzafa, I.M., Marcos, C., Domínguez, B., Figueroa, F.L. & Pérez-Ruzafa, A. (2012). Physiological response and photoacclimation capacity of Caulerpa prolifera (Forsskål) J.V.Lamouroux and Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson meadows in the Mar Menor lagoon (SE Spain). Mar. Environ Res. 79: 37-47.
Grignon-Dubois, M. & Rezzonico, B. (2013). The economic potential of beach-cast seagrass - Cymodocea nodosa: a promising renewable source of chicoric acid. Botanica Marina 56(4): 303-311.
Malea, P. & Haritonidis, S. (1999). Cymodocea nodosa (Uria) Aschers as a bioindicator of metals in Thermaikos Gulf, Greece, during monthly samplings. Botanica Marina 42: 419-430.
Malea, P. (1993). Bioaccumulation of aluminium in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Aschers. and Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile and in macroalgae of the Gulf of Antikyra (Greece). Botanica Marina 36: 423-431, 4 figs, 7 tables.
Malea, P., Kevrekids, T. Potouroglou, M. (2013). Seasonal variation of trace metal (Mn, ZN, Cu, PB, Co, Cd) concentrations in compartments of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa. Botanica Marina 56(2): 169-184.
Mascaró, O., Oliva, S., Pérez, M. & Romero, J. (2009). Spatial variability in ecological attributes of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa. Botanica Marina 52(5): 429-438.
Pérez, M., Mateo, M.A., Alcoverro, T. & Romero, J. (2001). Variability in detritus stocks in beds of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa. Botanica Marina 44: 523-531.
Pérez-Ruzafa, A., Marcos, C., Bernal, C.M., Quintino, V., Freitas, R., Rodrigues, A.M., García-Sánchez, M. & Pérez-Ruzafa, I.M. (2012). Cymodocea nodosa vs. Caulerpa prolifera: Causes and consequences of a long term history of interaction in macrophyte meadows in the mar Menor coastal lagoon (Spain, Southwestern Mediterranean). Est. Coastal Shelf. Sci 110: 101-115.
Rende, S.F., Stroobant, M., Santana del Pino, A. & Polifrone, M. (2012). Application of image analysis software to the morphometrics of Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile and Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Ascherson. Botanica Marina 55(3): 301-305.
Reyes, J. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1995). Morphology and distribution of nongeniculate coralline algae (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) on the leaves of the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa (Cymodoceaceae). Phycologia 34: 179-190, 21 figs, 4 tables.
Reyes, J. & Sansón, M. (1996). Las algas epífitas en Cymodocea nodosa en El Médano, isla de Tenerife (Magnoliophyta, Cymodoceaceae). Vieraea 25: 45-56.
Reyes, J. & Sansón, M. (1997). Temporal distribution and reproductive phenology of the epiphytes on Cymodocea nodosa leaves in the Canary Islands. Botanica Marina 40: 193-201.
Reyes, J. & Sansón, M. (2001). Biomass and production of the epiphytes on the leaves of Cymodocea nodosa in the Canary Islands. Botanica Marina 44: 307-313.
Reyes, J., Sansón, M. & Afonso-Carrillo, J. (1998). Distribution of the epiphytes along the leaves of Cymodocea nodosa in the Canary Islands. Botanica Marina 41: 543-552.
Sghaier, Y,R., Zakhama-Sraieb, R. & Charfi-Cheikhrouha, F. (2011). Primary production and biomass in a Cymodocea nodosa meadow in the Ghar El Melh lagoon, Tunisia. Botanic Marina 54(4): 411-418.
Tsioli, S., Orfanidis, S., Papathanasiou, V., Katsaros, C. & Exadactylos, A. (2019). Effects of salinity and temperature on the performance of Cymodocea nodosa and Ruppia cirrhosa: a medium-term laboratory study. Botanica Marina 62(2): 97-108.
Tsioli, s., Papathanasiou, V., Rizouli, A., Kosmidou, M., Katsaros, C., Papastergiadou, E., Küpper, F. & Orfanidis, S. (2021). Diversity and composition of algal epiphtytes on the Mediterranean seagrass Cymodocea nodosa: a scale-based study. Botanica Marina 64(2): 101-118.
Tuya Cortés, F., Betancor, S., Fabbri, F., Espino, F. & Haroun Tabraue, R.J. (2016). Photo-physiological performance and short-term acclimation of two coexisting macrophytes (Cymodocea nodosa and Caulerpa prolifera) with depth. Scientia Marina 80(2): 247-259.
Zarranz, M.E., González-Henriquez, N., Garcia-Jiménez, P. & Robaina, R.R. (2010). Restoration of Cymodocea nodosa (Uchria) Ascherson seagrass meadows through seed propogation: seed storage and influences of plant hormones and mineral nutrients on seedling growth in vitro. Botanica Marina 53(5): 439-448.
Zarranz, M.E., González-Henriquez, N., Garcia-Jiménez, P. & Robaina, R.R. (2010). Restoration of Cymodocea nodosa seagrass meadows through seed propogation: germinationin vitro, seedling culture and field transplants. Botanica Marina 53(2): 173-181.

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