Zostera capensis Setch.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape (South Africa)
Habitat: In shallow calm coastal waters, on mud flats, edges of channels, occasionally on sand. Exposed at very low tide.
Altitude range: Up to 0 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,M
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Bandeira, S.O. (2009). Zosteraceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Zostera capensis
African Plant Database: Zostera capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Zostera capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zostera capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Zostera capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zostera capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Zostera capensis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Zostera capensis
iNaturalist: Zostera capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zostera capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Zostera capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zostera capensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Zostera capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Zostera capensis
Plants of the World Online: Zostera capensis
Tropicos: Zostera capensis
Wikipedia: Zostera capensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Zostera capensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179630, retrieved 28 November 2022

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