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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Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. Lamouroux Fucus prolifer M. Type information Lectotype locality: Molecular and morphometric data pinpoint species opuntja in Halimeda section Rhipsalis Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta.

Plant in aquarium, My Hoa, Vietnam. Guiry in Guiry, M. Agardh Corallina opuntia Linnaeus Halimeda opuntia var.

Halimeda opuntia Linnaeus J. Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load.

Factors affecting the rate of calcification in Halimeda opuntia L. Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. However one species, Halimeda tunawas described as pleasant to eat with oil, vinegar, and salt.


Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution The genus is one of the best studied examples of cryptic species opuntoa due to morphological convergence within the marine macroalgae.

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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.

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Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: Halimeda is a genus of green macroalgae. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Some species grow so vigorously in tropical lagoons that the sediment is composed solely of the remains of their tissues, forming a calcareous ” Halimeda ipuntia “. Advances in Marine Biology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Whole meadows may consist of a single individual alga connected by fine threads running through the substrate. Genetic patterns in the calcified tropical seaweeds Halimeda opuntia, H. Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda. A novel lectin from the green alga Opuuntia opuntia.

Retrieved from ” https: Molecular systematics, historical ecology, and phylogeography of Halimeda. Retrieved 15 February Advances in Marine Biology Macroalgas marinas de Cuba.

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

As in other members of the order Bryopsidalesindividual organisms are made up of single multi-nucleate cells. Calcium carbonate is deposited in its tissues, making it inedible to most herbivores.

This page was last edited on 9 Octoberat Green and brown algae. Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. British Phycological Journal