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Codium edule P.C.Silva 1952

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Codiaceae
Genus Codium


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Codium edule P.C.Silva
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jan 0001. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


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Codium edule P.C.Silva In seagrass meadow with Enhalus acoroides and Thalassia hemprichii, Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
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Publication details
Codium edule P.C.Silva 1952: 392, fig. 18: pl. 35 b

Published in: Silva, P.C. (1952). Codium Stackhouse. In: An analysis of the siphonous Chlorophycophyta, with special reference to the Siphonocladales, Siphonales and Dasycladales of Hawaii. (Egerod, L.E. Eds) Vol.25, pp. 381-395. University of California Publications in Botany:

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Codium is Codium tomentosum Stackhouse.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Holotype locality: Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaiian Islands (Silva & al. 1996: 854). Type: Papenfuss 10803; 17.xi.1940; UC 925225 (Index Nominum Algarum

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common names

(as Codium edule P.C.Silva)
Hawaiian: Limu, Wawae'iole, Ala'ula (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983), A'ala (Abbott 1984).

Japanese: Miru (Arasaki & Arasaki 1983).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Mya Kyawt Wai, Thida Nyunt, Soe Pa Pa Kyaw and Soe-Htun, U. (2009). The morphology and distribution of the genus Codium (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) from Myanmar. Journal of Myanmar Academy of Arts and Science 7(5): 183-187.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Zemke-White, W.L. & Ohno, M. (1999). World seaweed utilisation: an end-of-century summary. Journal of Applied Phycology 11: 369-376.

Created: 21 July 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 March 2021 by M.D. Guiry

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Chang, J.-S., Dai, C.-F. & Chang, J. (2003). Gametangium-like structures as propagation buds in Codium edule Silva (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta). Botanica Marina 46: 431-437.
Lee, T.-C. & Hsu, B.-D. (2009). Disintegration of the cells of siphonous green alga Codium edule (Bryopsidales, Chlorophyta) under mild heat stress . Journal of Phycology 45(2): 348-356, 9 figs.

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