Developmental Morphology of Reproductive Structures of Zostera and a Reconsideration of Heterozostera (Zosteraceae)

@inproceedings{SorosPottruff1995DevelopmentalMO,
  title={Developmental Morphology of Reproductive Structures of Zostera and a Reconsideration of Heterozostera (Zosteraceae)},
  author={Connie L. Soros-Pottruff and Usher Posluszny},
  year={1995}
}
The Zosteraceae, a family of marine sea grasses that are aquatic monocotyledons, is presently composed of three genera: one dioecious genus, Phyllospadix, and two monoecious genera, Zostera and Heterozostera. The reproductive structures of all genera in this family are unique, consisting of a flattened spadix with flowers on one side, all enclosed within a spathe. Using techniques of epi-illumination light microscopy, SEM, and paraffin embedding, we examined the developmental morphology of the… CONTINUE READING