Posidonia König, 1805: 95
Holotype species: Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Leaves ligulate, tannin cells present; rhizome: monopodial, thick, with persistent leaf bases. Bisexual flowers
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 9 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 7 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):
Posidonia angustifolia Cambridge & Kuo C
Posidonia australis J.D.Hooker C
Posidonia coriacea Cambridge & Kuo S
Posidonia denhartogii Kuo & Cambridge C
Posidonia kirkmannii Kuo & Cambridge C
Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile C - type
Posidonia ostenfeldii den Hartog C
Posidonia robertsoniae Kuo & Cambridge S
Posidonia sinuosa Cambridge & Kuo 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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=42749
Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:7491