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Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog 1957

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Hydrocharitaceae
Genus Halophila

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Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Hideo Ohba. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog
Palau Islands, West Pacific. Steven Victor. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 2 m deep. Steven Victor. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog
Palau Islands, West Pacific, 5 m deep. Steven Victor. © Palau International Coral Reef Center.

 

Heterozostera tasmanica (Martens ex Ascherson) Hartog

Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog Palau Islands, West Pacific
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Publication details
Halophila minor (Zollinger) Hartog 1957: 410, fig. 17b

Published in: Hartog, C. (1957). Hydrocharitaceae. In: Flora Malesiana. Series 1. Spermatophyta. (Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. Eds) Vol. 5, pp. 381-413, 19 figures. Jakarta: Noordhoff-Kolff.
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Publication date: December 1957

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Halophila is Halophila madagascarensis Steudel ex Doty & B.C.Stone.

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

Basionym
Lemnopsis minor Zollinger

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), smaller, inferior, lesser (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lemnopsis minor Zollinger 1854
Halophila ovalis var. minor (Zollinger) Ascherson 1868

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Halophila lemnopsis Miquel 1855

Taxonomic notes
According to Uchimura et al. (2008), H. minor and H. ovalis are conspecific; Kuo (2020) treats both species as independent. - (17 Nov 2008) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Fortes, M.D. (2014). A review: biodiversity, distribution and conservation of Philippine seagrasses. Philippine Journal of Science, Special Issue 142: 95-111.

Uchimura, M., Faye, E.J., Shimada, S., Inoue, T. & Nakamura, Y. (2008). A reassessment of Halophila species (Hydrocharitaceae) diversity with special reference to Japanese representatives. Botanica Marina 51(4): 258-268.

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