- Sea grass family
Duarte, M.C. (2009)
Cymodoceaceae FZ 12(2)
Description of the family
Perennial, dioecious, submerged herbs, growing in the sea. Rhizomes present, herbaceous and monopodial or woody and sympodial. Leaves alternate, distichous, with distinct lamina and sheathing base; sheath auriculate; lamina linear, flat or needle-like; ligule present. Flowers enclosed by leaf-like bracts, usually solitary, sometimes in cymes (Syringodium); perianth 0. Male flowers consisting of 2 stamens borne on a filament. Female flowers consisting of two 1-ovulate carpels. Fruit indehiscent.
Worldwide: 16 species in 5 genera, mainly in tropical or subtropical waters, less often in temperate seas.
Other sources of information about Cymodoceaceae:
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cymodoceaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Cymodoceaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=287, retrieved 21 May 2013