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Halophila ovata Gaudichaud, nom. illeg. 1827

Publication details
Halophila ovata Gaudichaud 1827: pl. 40: fig. 1, nom. illeg.

Published in: Gaudichaud, C. (1826-1830). Voyage autour du Monde, entrepris par Ordre du Roi, Exécuté sur les Corvettes de S.M. l'Uranie et la Physicienne, par M. Louis de Freycinet. Botanique. pp. vii, 522, 120 plates. Paris: Pillet Aîné.
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Publication date: 23 September 1826-13 March 1830

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 currently regarded as a synonym of Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) Hooker f.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ovate (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Illegitimate: Superfluous new name, definitely including the type of Caulinia ovalis, see Sachet & Fosberg (1973: 441) and Kuo & al. (2006: 147). - (19 Aug 2007) - Wendy Guiry

According to TL2, the specific date of publication for plate 40 is 13 June 1827. The new species was validated by an illustration with analysis. - (2 Sep 2021) -

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.

Hartog, C. (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afd. Natuurkunde. Tweede reeks 59(1): 1-275, 63 figures, 31 plates.

Kuo, J., Kanamoto, Z., Iizumi, H. & Mukai, H. (2006). Seagrasses of the Genus Halophila Thouars (Hydrocharitaceae) from Japan. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica 57(2): 129-154, 15 figures.

Sachet, M.H. & Fosberg, F.R. (1973). Remarks on Halophila (Hydrocharitaceae). Taxon 22(4): 439-443.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 September 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2021.

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