Halophila

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Halophila johnsonii

Taxonavigation

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Taxonavigation: Alismatales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Alismatales

Familia: Hydrocharitaceae
Genus: Halophila
Species: H. australis – H. baillonis – H. beccarii – H. capricorni – H. decipiens – H. engelmannii – H. euphlebia – H. gaudichaudii – H. hawaiiana – H. major – H. mikii – H. minor – H. nipponica – H. okinawensis – H. ovalis – H. spinulosa – H. stipulacea – H. sulawesii – H. tricostata

Source(s) of checklist: 

Name

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Halophila Thouars, 1806

Synonyms

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  • Heterotypic
    • Barkania Ehrenb., Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1832: 428 (1834), nom. nud.
    • Lemnopsis Zipp. ex Zoll., Syst. Verz. Ind. Archip. 1: 75 (1854).

Distribution

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Native distribution areas:
Halophila
  • Continental: Tropical & Subtropical coasts
      • Aldabra, Andaman Is., Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Borneo, Brazil Northeast, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Chagos Archipelago, China Southeast, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Eritrea, Fiji, Florida, Gulf States, Hainan, Hawaii, India, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Mauritius, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sinai, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, South Australia, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Vietnam, Western Australia, Windward Is., Yemen
    • Introduced into:
      • East Aegean Is., Greece, Kriti, Sicilia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References

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Primary references

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Additional references

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  • National Marine Fisheries Service. 2002. Recovery plan for Johnson's Seagrass (Halophila johnsonii). Prepared by the Johnson's Seagrass Recovery Team for the National Marine Fisheries Service, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  • USDA plants profile for Halophila [1]
  • Western Australia Seagrass web page for Halophila [2]
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Vernacular names

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English: Seagrass
eesti: Soolalemb
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