Posidonia K.D.König, 1805
Holotype species: Posidonia caulinii K.D.Koenig
Currently accepted name for the type species: Posidonia oceanica (Linnaeus) Delile
Original publication and holotype designation: K[önig], C. [=K.D.] (1805). Addition to M. Cavolini's treatise on Zostera oceanica L. Annals of Botany 2: 91-97.
Description: Leaves ligulate, tannin cells present; rhizome: monopodial, thick, with persistent leaf bases. Bisexual flowers
Information contributed by: M.D. Guiry. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-10-09 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: Les, D.H. & Tippery, N.P. (2013). In time and with water … the systematics of alismatid monocotyledons. In: Early events in monocot evolution. (Wilkin, P. & Mayo, S.J. Eds), pp. 118–164. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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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. 09 October 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 March 2023