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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Advances in Marine Biology Molecular and morphometric data pinpoint species boundaries in Halimeda section Rhipsalis Halimefa, Chlorophyta. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. However one species, Halimeda tunawas described as pleasant to eat with oil, vinegar, and salt. Agardh Halimeda cordata J.

Views Read Edit View history. Bryopsidales Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Halimeda is responsible for distinctive circular deposits in various parts of the Great Barrier Reef halimdea the north-east coast of QueenslandAustralia.


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

Calcium carbonate is deposited in its tissues, making it inedible to most herbivores. Status of name This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically. Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia. Type species The type species holotype of the genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna J.

Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Advances in Marine Biology. The genus is one of the best studied examples of cryptic species pairs due to morphological convergence within the marine macroalgae. Halimeda is a genus of green macroalgae. Key references Dawes, C.

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Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda. An Introduction to Phycology. Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte Genetic patterns in the calcified tropical seaweeds Halimeda opuntia, H. Ecology and Taxonomy of Halimeda: Journal of Phycology Halimeda beds form halomeda 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.

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Articles containing Latin-language text CS1 Latin-language sources la Articles with ‘species’ microformats. In other projects Wikimedia Oountia. Halimeda opuntia Linnaeus J. Guiry in Guiry, M.

Whole meadows may consist of a single individual alga connected by fine threads opumtia through the substrate. Agardh Corallina opuntia Linnaeus Halimeda opuntia var. Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Type information Lectotype locality: