Localities documented in Tropicos sources
North Korea (Asia)
South Korea (Asia)
Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
- Flora of China Editorial Committee. 1988-2013. Fl. China Unpaginated. Science Press & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijing & St. Louis. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/42480
- Flora of China Editorial Committee. 2010. Fl. China 23: 1–515. Science Press & Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijing & St. Louis. http://www.tropicos.org/Reference/100001734
Habitat and Ecology
In a survey in Jangmok Bay of Geoje Island, Korea, flowering shoots appeared in early March and developed into fruits in early May. By the end of May, all reproductive shoots bore mature fruits. The study indicated that the growth and flowering phenology of Z. caespitosa was strongly coupled to seasonal light conditions (Lee et al. 2005). In Wei Hai, northern China, mature seeds were found in July (F.T. Short pers. comm. 2008).
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Zostera caespitosa
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Zostera caespitosa
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
Within its range in Japan and China there is industrial development in coastal regions, land reclamation resulting in loss of vegetation, water pollution and disturbance of habitats by fish trawling and other fishing activities. In South Korea, there is a large amount of coastal eutrophication and some land reclamation.