Halophila Thouars, 1806

Lectotype species: Halophila madagascarensis Steudel ex Doty & B.C.Stone

Original publication: Petit-Thouars, L.M.A. (1806). Genera nova Madagascariensia secundum methodum Jussiaeanam disposita. pp. 30. Paris.

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Type designated in: Doty, M.S. & Stone, B.C. (1967). Typification for the generic name Halophila Thouars. Taxon 16(5): 414-418, 2 figures.

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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.

Information contributed by: M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-08-28 by E.A. Molinari Novoa.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kuo, J. (2020). Taxonomy of the Genus Halophila Thouars (Hydocharitaceae): A Review. Plants 9(12): article 1732 [1-25], 2 figures, 1 table, 24 supplementary figures.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 August 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 May 2024

 
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