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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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 “. Lamouroux Ha,imeda prolifer M.

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

This page oputia last edited on 9 Octoberat Articles containing Latin-language text CS1 Latin-language sources la Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Morphometric taxonomy of siphonous green algae: Studia Marina Sinica Factors affecting the rate of calcification in Halimeda opuntia L.

Calcium carbonate is deposited in its tissues, making opuuntia inedible to most herbivores. Journal of Phycology Status of name This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.


Algaebase is sponsored by: Agardh Corallina opuntia Linnaeus Halimeda opuntia var. Whole meadows may consist of a single individual opuntiw connected by fine threads running through the substrate. British Phycological Journal Halimeda is responsible for distinctive circular deposits in various parts of the Great Barrier Reef on the north-east coast of QueenslandAustralia. University Press of Florida.

Homotypic Synonym s Halimeda opuntia f. Halimeda opuntia Linnaeus J. Journal of Phycology Advances in Marine Biology De l’imprimerie de F. Blanco Halimeda triloba Decaisne Halimeda opuntia f.

Verification of data Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page. Habitat notes Widespread in all warm waters. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Citing AlgaeBase Cite this record as: Evolution and phylogeography of Halimeda section Halimeda.

Ecology and Taxonomy of Halimeda: Agardh Halimeda opuntia f. Lamouroux and Halimeda discoidea Decaisne.

Halimeda – Wikipedia

An Introduction to Halimedaa. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. The algal body thallus is composed of calcified green segments. Journal of Phycology 5: Marine plants of the Asian Pacific Region countries, their use and cultivation. However one species, Halimeda tunawas described as pleasant to eat with oil, vinegar, and salt.


Opunria in Guiry, M. Macroalgas marinas de Cuba. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 15 February Detailed distribution with sources Click to Load. A novel lectin from the green alga Halimeda opuntia.

Category:Halimeda opuntia – Wikimedia Commons

Green and brown algae. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Type species The type species holotype of galimeda genus Halimeda is Halimeda tuna J. Halimeda opyntia 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. Molecular systematics, historical ecology, and phylogeography of Halimeda.

Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries.