It is distributed worldwide in the intertidal and subtidal zones of shallow seas, where it grows in muddy or sandy substrata, generally in areas with reduced flow and good water transparency. latifolia Morong Jepson eFlora Author: Robert F. Thorne, Robert R. Haynes, C. Barre Hellquist & Gordon Leppig Reference: Coyer et al. Zostera marina is a flowering vascular plant species as one of many kinds of seagrass, with this species known primarily by the English name of eelgrass with seawrack much less used, and refers to the plant after breaking loose from the submerged wetland soil, and driftin free with ocean current and waves to a coast seashore. In addition, users can learn about the location of vouchered specimens and see images to get a better visual for each plant. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Zostera is a small genus of widely distributed seagrass, commonly called marine eelgrass or simply eelgrass. Check other web resources for Zostera marina L. : Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS) Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists ; PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories ; BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program: Zostera marina var. Protein knowledgebase. 2 vols. 1994. Most Zostera species are perennial. Z. marina can be found at a depth of +2m to -12m (Short et al., 1993) from Alaska to Baja California (Wyllie-Echiverria and Ackermann, 2001). 2008 Madroño 55:93--112 None. Synonyms. To avoid confusion only data relating to Zostera marina is presented. 2nd edition. 2008 Ann Bot 101:73--87; Dean et al. UniParc. Eelgrass (Zostera marina) is a marine angiosperm (flowering plant) of great importance in the Northern Hemisphere.It plays important roles in sediment deposition, substrate stabilization, as substrate for epiphytic algae and microinvertebrates, and as nursery grounds for many species of economically important marine vertebrates and macroinvertebrates. The New York Flora Atlas is a source of information for the distribution of plants within the state, as well as information on plant habitats, associated ecological communities, and taxonomy. The genus contains twelve species. Proteomes. Taxonomy References Z.marina - 4th of July Beach, Friday Harbor, WA. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy Rank SPECIES Published in Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas ad genera relatas cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Eelgrass is commonly found on mud and sand in protected bays and estuaries (Mondragon and Mondragon, 2003). Sequence archive. They have long, bright green, ribbon-like leaves, about 1 cm wide. Synonyms: Zostera marina var. stenophylla : Source: Zosteraceae of North America Update, database (version 2011) Acquired: 2011 : Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010) Reference for: Zostera marina var. Eelgrass is found on sandy substrates or in estuaries submerged or partially floating. Help pages, FAQs, UniProtKB manual, documents, news archive and Biocuration projects. ... Zostera marina R.Br. Zostera marina Targ.Tozz. Help. Zostera marina Vis. However, outside the UK most authors consider Zostera angustifolia to be a phenotypic variant of Zostera marina. Similar species. Zostera marina common eel-grass : Scientific Name: Zostera marina L. English Name: common eel-grass : Classification / Taxonomy: Scientific Name - Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. x; UniProtKB. There are several other species of Zostera that resemble Z. marina. Zostera marina Linnaeus. In the UK literature Zostera marina is distinguished from Zostera angustifolia on the basis of morphology. Timber Press, Portland, OR. The seagrass Zostera marina (commonly called eelgrass) is a perennial marine angiosperm belonging to the class Monocotyledoneae and order Helobiae.