Halophila Du Petit-Thouars, 1806: 2
Lectotype species: Halophila madagascarensis Doty & B.C.Stone
Currently accepted name for the type species: Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) J.D.Hooker
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Vegetative leaves in pairs or psuedowhorls, lacking ligula, differentiated into petiole and blade. Single flower in male inflorescence, flower shed after flowering, pollen in moniliform chains, 3-5 styles in female flower not divided.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 21 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 15 have been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone C
Halophila baillonis Ascherson ex Dickie C
Halophila beccarii Ascherson C
Halophila decipiens Ostenfeld C
Halophila engelmannii Ascherson C
Halophila euphlebia Makino P
Halophila gaudichaudii J.Kuo C
Halophila hawaiiana Doty & B.C.Stone C
Halophila johnsonii N.J.Eiseman C
Halophila madagascarensis Doty & B.C.Stone S - type
Halophila major (Zoll.) Miquel P
Halophila mikii J.Kuo C
Halophila minor (Zollinger) den Hartog P
Halophila nipponica J, Kuo C
Halophila okinawensis J.Kuo C
Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) J.D.Hooker C
Halophila ovalis subsp. australis (Doty & B.C.Stone) den Hartog S
Halophila ovata Gaudichaud C
Halophila spinulosa (R.Brown) Ascherson C
Halophila stipulacea (Forsskål) Ascherson C
Halophila tricostata Greenway C
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=37637
Cite this record as:
M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:8002