genus Spartina


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Noun1.genus Spartina - grass of freshwater swamps and salt marshes of Europe, Africa, America, and South Atlantic islands
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
family Graminaceae, family Gramineae, family Poaceae, Graminaceae, Gramineae, grass family, Poaceae - the grasses: chiefly herbaceous but some woody plants including cereals; bamboo; reeds; sugar cane
cord grass, cordgrass - any of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
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Denno, "Comparison of the assemblages of sap-feeding insects (Homoptera-Hemiptera) inhabiting two structurally different salt marsh grasses in the genus Spartina," Environmental Entomology, vol.
Salt glands in grasses were first mentioned as such in the halophytic genus Spartina (Skelding & Winterbotham, 1939), but they had been previously described as hydathodes that secreted salt by Sutherland and Eastwood (1916).
In recent decades salt-adapted grasses of the genus Spartina (cordgrass) have invaded western Pacific coasts including those of Japan and China (Greenberg et al.