Factsheets for Red Seaweeds (phylum Rhodophyta)

Genus: Halymenia Trade name: halymenia Symbol: HA
AuthorityC. Agardh Type species: Halymenia floresii (Clemente) C. Agardh 
Commercial species: discoidea (DIS), durvillaei (DUR), venusta (VEN) & spp.
Common names: Limu lepe `ula`ula, Limu Lepe-o-hina
Classification: Eukaryota, Phylum Rhodophyta, Class Rhodophyceae, Subclass Florideophycidae, Order Halymeniales, Family Halymeniaceae. 
AlgaeBase names and species:  127 names - 50 current as of 12-2001.
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SuriaLink SeaPlant Utility Rating
Reputed to have minor use as food.
Morphology is variable between and within species. Generally dark red in colour with several flat, flexible fronds emanating from a small holdfast. Resembles some forms of Gigartina, Iridaea & Grateloupia. Dark red fruiting bodies appear as spots and bumps on thallus when in a reproductive state.
Generally attaches subtidally to coral, stones or shells on sheltered coral reef flats.

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Halymenia production
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Tons per annum
wild harvest
Tons per annum
Bangladesh n/a 0
Burma n/a 0
Kenya n/a 0
Philippines n/a 0


n/a 0
Production figures are being sought.
Biology & Agronomy
In preparation.
In preparation.
We have several monographs in progress covering analytical procedures post-harvest treatment and process technology. Check the processing index for available web pages and monographs. 
Products, Uses & Applications
List of species' uses and community affiliations
Genus GenID SpID Species Uses Communities
Halymenia HA DIS discoidea FH SV
Halymenia HA DUR durvillaei FH SV
Halymenia HA SPP spp. FH SV
Halymenia HA VEN venusta FA AI

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Halymenia is most strongly associated with the Agro-Industry and  Seavegetables,  Wellbeing communities.
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