Caulinia ovalis R. 1810
Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) Hooker f. Palau Islands, West Pacific
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Caulinia ovalis R.Brown 1810: 339
Published in: Brown, R. (1810). Prodromus florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van-Diemen, exhibens characteres plantarum quas annis 1802-1805 per oras utriusque insulae collegit et descripsit Robertus Brown; insertis passim aliis speciebus auctori hucusque cognitis, seu evulgatis, seu ineditis, praesertim Banksianis, in primo itinere navarchi Cook detectis. Vol. 1 . pp. [i]-viii, 145-590 p.,  h. ["Addenda"]. Londini [London]: typis Richardi Taylori et Scoii. Veneunt apud J. Johnson et Scoios, in Caementerio Sancti Pauli.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Caulinia is .
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halophila ovalis (R.Brown) Hooker f.
Type locality: Queensland, Australia (Robertson 1984: 64). Type: R. Brown 5816; BM (Robertson 1984: 64). Notes: (see Dandy 1971).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.
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Verified by: 24 June 2010 by G.M. Guiry
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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.