Flower Database

Monostroma nitidum

Basic information
Flower Name
Monostroma nitidum
Formal Name
Monostroma nitidum
Alias
green laver, 一重草
Habitat
Korea, China and Japan
Morph
Seaweed
Comment
Monostroma nitidum (scientific name: Monostroma nitidum) is a seagrass of the family Monostromataceae native to the Korean peninsula, China and Japan. It is attached to rocks in the intertidal zone along the Pacific coast from Honshu to Kyushu. The leaf color is green. Applications include boiled simmered ingredients, miso soup, soup, tempura, and boiled sardines.
Common name: Monostroma nitidum, scientific name: Monostroma nitidum, Also known as: Aonori, Arthur (Okinawa), green laver, Aosa, Origin: Korean Peninsula, China, Japan Central and Southern Pacific coast of Honshu, Seto Inland Sea, Southern coast of Honshu, Kyushu, Nansei Islands, Distribution: Japan on the Pacific coast from Honshu to Kyushu, Environment: Rock on intertidal zone, Leaf color: Green, Leaf shape: Circular, Leaf edge: Wavy, Spore body: Spherical bag shape, Life type: Edible seaweed, Plant height: 10-20 cm, Leaf color: Green, Use: Edible.
Detailed information
Order
Alismatales
Family
Monostromataceae
Genus
Monostroma
Species
M. nitidum
Flower type
Flower array
Petal shape
Leaf type
Round/Circle
Leaf edge
Repand
Flowering place
Color
Season
Height
10  ~ 20  [cm]
Diameter
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