Zostera marina

Family Zosteraceae
Scientific name Zostera marina L.
Synonyms Zostera marina L. var. latifolia Morong; Zostera marina L. var. stenophylla Ascherson & Graebner; Zostera pacifica L.
Common name (Japanese common name) ama-mo (アマモ, 甘藻 [meaning: sweet seaglass])
(English common name) bell-ware, sea-eel-glass, sea-wrack
Distribution (Japan) Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) Russia, Korea, China, Turkey, Europe, Aleria, Morocco, Canada, USA, Mexico
Habitat Sea (1-10m depth)
Chromosomal number 2n=12
Description Leaves 60-100cm long, 3-5mm wide. Flowers flowering in March to April. Evergreen. Perennial plants.
Reference  Zostera marina L.
Zostera marina Linnaeus
Zostera marina L.
Long-Term Changes of Eelgrass, Zostera marina, by Using of Artificial Seeding behind Offshore Breakwater
Zostera seaweed articles and methods of preparing and utilizing same (US Patent 4016084/1977)
Phenolic acid sulfate esters for prevention of marine biofouling (US Patent 5607741/1977)
Method for the treatment of water-living animals with health modifying agents (US Patent 4112946/1978)
Method and apparatus for hydroacoustic detection and characterization of submersed aquatic vegetation (US Patent 5805525/1998)
Synthesis and purification of zosteric acid (US Patent 5990336/1999)
Underwater seagrass seeding apparatus (US Patent 6718890/2004)
Transgenic plants incorporating traits of Zostera marina (US Patent 6841718/2005)

September 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden
September 2008
at Tsukuba Botanical Garden