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- n. A genus of calcareous green-spored marine algæ, of the order Siphoneæ of Some authors. The fronds are jointed, and resemble cacti. The best-known species is H. Opuntia, found in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Mediterranean sea. Lindley made this genus the type of the tribe Halimedidæ. Sometimes written Halymeda.
“However, algae that secrete calcium carbonate, such as coralline red algae and an abundant calcifying green alga known as Halimeda, are almost always significant contributors as well.”
“Algal diversity within this habitat is usually high, with Halimeda incrassata.”
“Halimeda opuntia and Dictyota species occur on the fore reef and the intermediate reef.”
“Amongst the Green Algae (or the Chlorophyta), the biologically active members include species of the genera Codium, Halimeda, Ulva, Cladophoropsis Caulerpa and”
“The "gemmule" of a Halimeda contained several articulations united, ready to burst their envelope, and become attached to some basis.”
“Cosima and Halimeda Noline are the daughters of Homer Noline, a doctor living in Grace, Arizona whose wife Alice died shortly after giving birth to Halimeda (called Hallie).”
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