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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Alismatales
Family: Cymodoceaceae
Genus: Halodule

Halodule is a genus of plants in the family Cymodoceaceae described as a genus in 1841.[2][3] It is widespread on tropical and semi-tropical ocean shores of all continents except Europe and Antarctica.[1][4][5][6][7]


Hybridization has been reported in the Pacific between H. pinifolia and H. uninervis.[8]

There are six recognised species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c "World Checklist of Selected Plant Families: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew". apps.kew.org. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  2. ^ Endlicher, Stephan Friedrich Ladislaus. 1841. Genera plantarum secundum ordines naturales disposita Supplementum 1(2)1368–1369 in Latin
  3. ^ "Tropicos | Name - !Halodule Endl". www.tropicos.org. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  4. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater. 1994. Alismataceae a Cyperaceae. 6: i–xvi, 1–543. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Flora Mesoamericana. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F..
  5. ^ Schatz, G. E., S. Andriambololonera, Andrianarivelo, M. W. Callmander, Faranirina, P. P. Lowry, P. B. Phillipson, Rabarimanarivo, J. I. Raharilala, Rajaonary, Rakotonirina, R. H. Ramananjanahary, B. Ramandimbisoa, A. Randrianasolo, N. Ravololomanana, Z.S. Rogers, C.M. Taylor & G. A. Wahlert. 2011. Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Madagascar. Monographs in systematic botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden
  6. ^ "Halodule in Flora of North America @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  7. ^ "Halodule in Flora of China @ efloras.org". www.efloras.org. Retrieved 2017-02-03.
  8. ^ Ito, Y. and Nr. Tanaka (2011) Hybridisation in a tropical seagrass genus, Halodule (Cymodoceaceae), inferred from plastid and nuclear DNA phylogenies. Telopea 13: 219-231

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