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Cymodocea nodosa (Ucria) Asch.
Family : CYMODOCEACEAE
Protologue : Sitzungsber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin 4 (1869)
Information on the genus : Cymodocea
Basionym : Zostera nodosa Ucria
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Zostera nodosa Ucria (1793)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Phucagrostis major Cavolini ex Willd.
=Cymodocea major (Willd.) Grande (1920)
=Cymodocea aequorea J. König (1806)
=*Phucagrostis major Cavolini (1792)
=Cymodocea webbiana A. Juss.
=Zostera mediterranea DC.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Marine dioecious perennial herb; rhizome c. 2 mm Ø, creeping, branched, rooting at nodes; stems shorts, erect, each bearing 2-5 leaves
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Ecology : Meadows on sandy or muddy banks with Zostera noltii (Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 29: 111, 1938): Mauritania, Thila; Etudes Sahar. & Ouest-africaines 1/3: 5, 1988: South Iouik, mud hole, most common.
  Canary Isl.; Atlantic coast of Africa; Mediterranean Sea.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • PAMPANINI, R. (1914). Piantae Tripolitanae.
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 20 (1931). 
  • Fl. Afrique N. 1: 181 (1952). 
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  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 53 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 5: 13 (1980).
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  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • HANSEN, A. & P. SUNDING (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 24 (2005).
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 124839
 
Record n°124839
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