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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Ecology and taxonomy of Halimeda: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: Advances in Marine Biology. British Phycological Journal 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.

Guiry in Guiry, M. Habitat notes Widespread halimsda all warm waters. A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia. Marine opujtia of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. Articles containing Latin-language text CS1 Latin-language sources la Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Bryopsidales Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Molecular systematics, historical ecology, and phylogeography of Halimeda.


Halimeda is responsible for distinctive circular deposits in various parts of the Great Barrier Reef on the north-east coast of QueenslandAustralia. An Introduction to Phycology. Calcium carbonate is deposited in its tissues, making it inedible to most opuhtia.

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

Nova Hedwigia Beihefte The information is from the Literature database. University Press of Florida. The genus is one of the best studied examples halimed cryptic species pairs due to morphological convergence within the marine macroalgae.

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: The seaweeds of Florida. The algal body thallus is composed of calcified green segments.

Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne. Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda. Algaebase is sponsored by: Genetic patterns in the calcified tropical seaweeds Halimeda opuntia, H.

Journal of Phycology Homotypic Synonym s Halimeda opuntia f. Journal of Phycology In fact some tropical reef systems, such as atollsconsist largely of Halimeda sand accumulated over the aeons.


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Studia Marina Sinica Whole meadows may consist of a single individual alga connected by fine threads running through the substrate. Halimedx is a genus of green macroalgae. Type species The type species holotype of the genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna J.

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Factors affecting the rate of calcification in Halimeda opuntia L. Green and brown algae. Lamouroux Fucus prolifer M. Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: Key references Dawes, C. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load. Type information Lectotype locality: Molecular and morphometric data pinpoint species boundaries in Halimeda section Rhipsalis Bryopsidales, Halineda.

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