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3. Syringodium Kützing in Hohenacker, Algae Mar. Sicc. 9: 426. 1860.

针叶藻属 zhen ye zao shu

Rhizomes branched, rooting at nodes. Shoots erect, with leaves 2 or 3, alternate, subulate-terete; sheaths broader, auriculate, ligulate. Plants dioecious; flowers in terminal cymes, enclosed in a leaf. Male flowers pedunculate, consisting of 2 equally inserted anthers, without filament; pollen filiform. Female flowers sessile; carpels free; style short, divided into 2 filiform stigmas. Fruitlet with bony pericarp, beaked.

Two species: one distributed in the Caribbean Sea and one in tropical areas of the Indian and W Pacific Oceans; one species in China.

Lower Taxon


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