|MadSci Network: Botany|
When you have the scientific name of a plant, you should easily find information on it with internet search engines, such as google.com. Posidonia oceanica or neptunegrass is a type of seagrass. It is an important native flowering plant forming vast underwater meadows in the Mediterranean Sea. It provides habitat, oxygen, and food for many other organisms. It can grow at a water depth of up to 40 meters. It is endangered by pollution, construction, drag netting, and an introduced algae, Caulerpa taxifolia. Neptunegrass has rhizomes, roots, ribbonlike leaves up to 1.5 meters long, and ball-like fruit. Its fruit and leaves often wash up on beaches. The fruit have air spaces allowing them to float. References Natural habitat (Posidonia oceanica L. Del.) Neptunegrass (Posidonia oceanica) Posidonia oceanica Simulation Posidonia oceanica photo Posidonia oceanica fruit "balls"
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