Cymodocea K.D. Koenig
  • Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2: 96. 1805. (1 Jun 1805)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Cymodocea K.D. Koenig. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000010385. Accessed on: 30 Nov 2020'

General Information

Rhizomes branched, rooting at nodes. Leaves 2-7 together on short erect shoots, flattened, linear, 7-17-veined, margin entire or dentate; sheaths auriculate, ligulate. Flowers solitary and terminal. Perianth absent. Male flowers pedunculate; anthers 2; pollen filiform. Female flowers sessile or subsessile; styles divided into 2 filiform stigmas. Fruitlets laterally subcompressed, with bony pericarp, beaked.

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    • Morphology

      Rhizome creeping, monopodial, with many vascular bundles; each node with 1– 5 branched roots and a short erect stem bearing 2– 7 leaves; scales ovate, scarious

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      Leaves with the sheath compressed, bi-auriculate, ligulate, persisting longer than the blade, leaving a scar when shed and giving the stem an annular appearance; blade linear, margins entire but for the distal part which becomes serrulate or spinulose, apex ± toothed; nerves 7– 17, with perpendicular cross-veins

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      Flowers solitary and terminal, enclosed in a leaf similar to others, a bud in the axil of the penultimate leaf lengthening to give rise to a sympodium

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      Fruit with stony pericarp, laterally compressed, semi-circular to elliptic in outline, with dorsal ridges and a beak.

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      Pistillate flowers sessile or shortly stalked, of 2 free ovaries each with a short style, distally bifid

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      Staminate flowers stalked, of 2 dorsally connate anthers, attached at the same height, each crowned by subulate tip

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      Submerse aquatic herbs

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        Bibliography

       Information From

      Cymodoceaceae
      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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      Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
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      http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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      Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
      http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • C Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).