Ruppia maritima

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 127. 1753

Common names: Ruppie maritime
Synonyms: Ruppia maritima var. brevirostris Agardh Ruppia maritima var. exigua Fernald & Wiegand Ruppia maritima unknown Ruppia maritima var. longipes Hagström Ruppia maritima var. obliqua (Schur) Ascherson & Graebner Ruppia maritima var. rostrata Agardh Ruppia maritima var. subcapitata Fernald & Wiegand
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.
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Illustrator: John Myers
Stems to 50 cm × 0.1–0.7 mm. Leaves 6–10.5 cm; blade 0.3–0.5 mm, apex ± obtuse. Inflorescences: peduncles with 0–3[–4] coils, 0.5–16.5 × 0.5 mm. Flowers: pistils 4–8. Fruits 1.8–2 × 0.7–1.5 mm; gynophore 1.2–1.9 cm; beak terminal, slightly recurved, 0.6–1 mm. 2n = 16.

Phenology: Flowering spring–fall.
Habitat: Shallow waters of brackish streams, ditches, and lakes along ocean shore
Elevation: 0–200 m

Distribution

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, B.C., N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Sask., Ala., Alaska, Calif., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Oreg., R.I., S.C., Tex., Va., Wash., coastal Mexico, West Indies, Bermuda, Central America, South America, Eurasia, Africa, Australia.

Discussion

No specimens have been seen from Washington, D. C., but the species is to be expected there.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Ruppia maritima"
AuthorRobert R. Haynes +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameRuppie maritime +
DistributionSt. Pierre and Miquelon +, B.C. +, N.B. +, Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Que. +, Sask. +, Ala. +, Alaska +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Miss. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Oreg. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Va. +, Wash. +, coastal Mexico +, West Indies +, Bermuda +, Central America +, South America +, Eurasia +, Africa + and Australia. +
Elevation0–200 m +
HabitatShallow waters of brackish streams, ditches, and lakes along ocean shore +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
PhenologyFlowering spring–fall. +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
Referencegraves1908a + and richardson1980a +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V22/V22 25.xml +
SynonymsRuppia maritima var. brevirostris +, Ruppia maritima var. exigua +, Ruppia maritima +, Ruppia maritima var. longipes +, Ruppia maritima var. obliqua +, Ruppia maritima var. rostrata + and Ruppia maritima var. subcapitata +
Taxon familyRuppiaceae +
Taxon nameRuppia maritima +
Taxon parentRuppia +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 22 +