Family Zosteraceae Dumortier 1829

Liliopsida - Alismatales - Alismatidae

Alternative spelling: Zosteroideae

Parent taxon: Alismatales according to D.J. Mabberley 2000

See also Daghlian 1981, den Hartog 1970 and Taylor et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Alismataceae, Aponogetonaceae, Butomaceae, Cymodoceaceae, Juncaginaceae, Najadaceae, Pennipollis, Posidoniaceae, Ruppiaceae, Scheuchzeriaceae, Zannichelliaceae

Subtaxa: Phyllospadix Zostera

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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (3 collections), Chile (1), United States (1: California)

• Eocene of Ukraine (1), United States (1: Florida)

• Paleocene of Belgium (1)

• Cretaceous of Japan (10)

Total: 18 collections including 45 occurrences

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