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Report for Zostera capensis Setch.

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Family Zosteraceae
Genus Zostera
Species capensis
Author Setch.
Infraspecific subsp.
Infraspecfic Author
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Plant type
  • hydrohalophyte
Life form
  • Seagrass
  • Aquatic
Ecotypes unknown
Max. salinity
SW Adams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Germination YesAdams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Salt glands and bladders unknownBarnabas, A. D., Butler, V., & Steinke, T. D. (1980) Zostera capensis Setchell II. Fine structure of the cavities in the wall of leaf blade epidermal cellsBarnabas, A. D., Butler, V., & Steinke, T. D. (1977) Zostera capensis Setchell.: I. Observations on the Fine Structure of the Leaf Epidermis.
Photosynthesis Pathway C4Iyer, V., & Barnabas, A. D. (1983) Effects of varying salinity on leaves of Zostera capensis Setchell. I. Ultrastructural changes.McMillan, C., P. L. Parker and B. Fry (1980) 13C/12C ratios in seagrassesPaterson, AW; Whitfield, AK (1997) A stable carbon isotope study of the food-web in a freshwater-deprived South African estuary, with particular emphasis on the ichthyofauna
Molecular data
  • DNAFagg, C; Phair, NL; Claassens, L; Barnes, RSK; von der Heyden, S (2021) Strengthening the DNA barcode reference library for South African estuarine macrofaunaPhair, N. L., Toonen, R. J., Knapp, I. S. S., & von der Heyden, S. (2020) Anthropogenic pressures negatively impact genomic diversity of the vulnerable seagrass Zostera capensis
Microbial interactions and mycorrhizal status unknown
Bioremediation unknown
antioxidants
Secondary Metabolites
Compatible Solutes
  • ProlineAdams, J. B. and G. C. Bate (1994) The ecological implications of tolerance to salinity by Ruppia cirrhosa (Petagna) Grande and Zostera- capensis Setchell
Habitat
  • A2.61 Seagrass beds on littoral sediments
Economic use
Distribution
Distribution (text)
  • Africa - south and eastAdams, J. B. (2016)  Distribution and status of Zostera capensis in South African estuaries - A reviewTALBOT, MMB; BATE, GC (1987) THE DISTRIBUTION AND BIOMASS OF THE SEAGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS IN A WARM-TEMPERATE ESTUARYWHITFIELD, AK; BECKLEY, LE; BENNETT, BA; BRANCH, GM; KOK, HM; POTTER, IC; VANDERELST, RP (1989) COMPOSITION, SPECIES RICHNESS AND SIMILARITY OF ICHTHYOFAUNAS IN EELGRASS ZOSTERA-CAPENSIS BEDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA
Miscellaneous notes
References

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