Electronic Flora of South Australia Genus Fact Sheet
Phylum Magnoliophyta – Subphylum Seagrasses – Class Liliopsida – Subclass Alismatidae – Order Potamogetonales – Family Zosteraceae
Monoecious; perennials with extensively branched rhizomes. Vegetative shoots erect, unbranched; internodes of both rhizomes and erect stems in transverse section showing 4–12 vascular bundles in the outer cortex in addition to the central vascular bundle. Leaves alternate, distichous; sheath open, ligulate, auriculate; blade linear, deciduous, leaving a senescent sheath at the node. Squamules in pairs. Fertile shoots sympodially branched, forming cymose inflorescences; spathe stalked, inflated, enclosing the stalked spadix. Male and female flowers arranged alternately in 2 longitudinal rows on the spadix; retinacules present.
Type and only species: H. tasmanica (Martens ex Ascherson) den Hartog.
DEN HARTOG, C. (1970). The seagrasses of the World. Verh. k. ned. Akad. Wet. Afd. Natuurk., ser. 2, 59(1), 1–275 (-1–31 Plates).
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I complete list of references.
Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
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