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Zostera asiatica Miki on the Pacific Coast of North America

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Title:Zostera asiatica Miki on the Pacific Coast of North America
Authors:Phillips, Ronald C.
Echeverria, Sandy W.
Date Issued:Apr 1990
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Phillips RC, Echeverria SW. 1990. Zostera asiatica Miki on the Pacific coast of North America. Pac Sci 44(2): 130-134.
Abstract:Zostera asiatica Miki is reported from Tomales Bay to Santa
Monica, California. It occurs from 5 to 17m below mean lower low water. Plants
have wide blades (12.0 to 18.4 mm wide) with tips notched to deeply notched.
Freshly collected. mature seeds have smooth seed coats. Flowering at most
locations occurs in August; seeds occur in September and October. This is the
first record of the species in the eastern Pacific and brings to six the number of
sea grass species in the northeastern Pacific.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 44, Number 2, 1990

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