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Haliptilon sp.(Decaisne) Lindley

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
RhodophytaFlorideophyceaeCorallinalesCorallinaceaeHaliptilonsp.
Habitat
Infrequent on solid substrates.
Distribution
This genus is widely distributed throughout the world’s oceans, including temperate and tropical oceans.
Characteristics
This is an articulated, upright calcified alga that grows to approximately 12 cm in height. Main branches and genicula are cylindrical, with a loosely pinnate branching pattern. Conceptacles have a central pore, are spherical to urn-shaped, formed in terminal apical genicula.
Other Literature
Dawes & Mathieson. 2008. The Seaweeds of Florida. University Press of Florida

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2009. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org

Littler D.S. & M.M. Littler. 2000. Caribbean Reef Plants. OffShore Graphics, Inc.

Littler D.S., Littler M.M, Bucher K., and Norris J.N. 1989. Marine Plants of the Caribbean. Off Shore Graphics, Inc.

In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByNSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
LocalityMimbi Timbi, Isla Colón, Bocas del Toro
CommentsSuperficially, this plant appears to be H. cubense; however, it is much taller than 3 cm, as is reported for this species in the literature (Littler & Littler, 2000). It can be differentiated from H. subulatum by the position of the conceptacles which are borne in swollen apical segments.
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Rebecca Guenther
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Reference
Field Guide to Common Marine Algae of the Bocas del Toro Area II: NSF-PASI Advanced Methods in Tropical Phycology Course 2009
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