Posidonia oceanica

Posidonia oceanica (L.) Delile

Common Names

شتناره (شِتناره)، سنتاره (سِتناره) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Mediterranean coasts.

Distribution in Egypt

Mareotic Sector.

Habitat

Usually forming an extensive massive turf on sand, in deep seawater, abundant on sandy beaches.

Life Expectancy

Perennial.

Taxonomy

  • Zostera oceanica L. (synonym)
  • Posidonia caulini K. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..