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For the mineral, see Minium (mineral).
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Archaeplastida
Division: Rhodophyta
Class: Rhodophyceae
Subclass: Rhodymeniophycidae
Order: Rhodymeniales
Family: Faucheaceae
Genus: Minium
R.L.Moe, 1979
For the pigment, see Minium (pigment).

Minium is a genus of thalloid alga comprising approximately 1 species. The thalli take a crustose form.


The only species currently recognised is M. parvum.


  • Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Minium". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. Retrieved 2009-02-21.