Family  Zosteraceae Dumort., nom. cons.

Family number: 1209    Last Updated: 12-Jan-2017
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Number of accepted genera: 4
Type genus: Zostera L.
Comments: monocot family

Complete list of genera

References for family:

  • Jacobs, S. W. L. & D. H. Les 2010. New combinations in Zostera (Zosteraceae). (Telopea) 12:419-423.
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  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL:
Accessed 18 June 2019.