Halimeda is a genus of green macroalgae. The algal body (thallus) is composed of calcified Plinius verò ipsum sequutus (cap) circa Opuntem, inquit, Opuntia est herba, etiam homini-dulcis: mirúmque è folio ejus radicem sièri, ac sic. Reference for: Halimeda opuntia. Publication(s). Author(s)/Editor(s). Publication Date: Article/Chapter Title: Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Page(s). Publisher. Image of Halimeda opuntia (Prostrate sea cactus). Halimeda opuntia. No image available for this species; drawing shows typical species in this Family.

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Calcium carbonate is deposited in its tissues, making it inedible to most herbivores. De l’imprimerie de F. However one species, Halimeda tunawas described as pleasant to eat with oil, vinegar, and salt.

Homotypic Synonym s Halimeda opuntia f. Ecology and Taxonomy of Halimeda: Agardh Corallina opuntia Linnaeus Halimeda opuntia var. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Agardh Halimeda cordata J.

Journal of Phycology University Press of Florida. Guiry in Guiry, M.

Halimeda opuntia (L.) J.V.Lamour.

Some species grow so vigorously in tropical lagoons that the sediment is composed solely of the remains of their tissues, forming a calcareous ” Halimeda sand “. This page ophntia last edited on 9 Octoberat Hhalimeda opuntia Linnaeus J. Articles containing Latin-language text CS1 Latin-language sources la Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation.


Halimeda beds form in the western or lee side of outer shield reefs where flow of nutrient-rich water from the open sea allows them to flourish, and are the most extensive, actively accumulating Halimeda beds in the world.

The information is from the Literature database. Type species The type species holotype of the genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna J. Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: Halimeda is a genus of green macroalgae.

Taylor Heterotypic Synonym s Halimeda opuntia var. Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne. In fact some tropical reef systems, such as atollsconsist largely of Halimeda sand accumulated over the aeons.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Habitat notes Widespread in all warm waters. The genus is one of the best studied examples of cryptic species pairs due to morphological convergence within the marine macroalgae. Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda. Blanco Oputia triloba Decaisne Halimeda opuntia f. Type information Lectotype locality: Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load. Journal of Phycology 5: The algal body thallus is composed of calcified opunti segments.


Verification of data Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte Advances opuntoa Marine Biology Green and brown algae. A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia. Macroalgas marinas de Cuba.

Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: As in other members of the order Opunntiaindividual organisms are made up of single multi-nucleate cells. Molecular and morphometric data pinpoint species boundaries in Halimeda section Rhipsalis Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta.

Agardh Halimeda opuntia f. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Plant in aquarium, My Hoa, Vietnam. Advances in Marine Biology. Bryopsidales Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution