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Publication Type J
Authors Yip, KL; Lai, CC; Patrick
Author Full Name Yip Kwok-Leung; Lai Chuen-Chi; Patrick
Title Halophila minor (Hydrocharitaceae), a new record with taxonomic notes of the Halophila from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Source ACTA PHYTOTAXONOMICA SINICA
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Halophila; Halophila minor; Halophila ovalis; Halophila beccarii; Halophila ovata; new record; key; Hong Kong
Abstract Halophila minor (Zoll.) den Hartog is reported as a new record of Halophila species in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), in addition to the two known species H. ovalis and H. beccarii. This also represents the first locality of the species in continental China besides the reported localities in Hainan and Nansha Islands. The Halophila species have a peculiar taxonomic history in China, especially in the Hong Kong SAR where the first record dated back to 1856 (from Kowloon Bay). Recently there has been clear scientific evidence to distinguish H. minor from H. ovata (the latter has been confirmed not occurring in the Hong Kong SAR in this report), though the former was once considered conspecific to the latter. The worldwide distribution and taxonomy of Halophila have recently been made clear and thus permitting correct identifications of the species. Seagrasses are of conservation concerns, as the coastal environment of the Hong Kong SAR has been subject to the threat of rapid infrastructure development.
Author Address Hong Kong Herbarium, Agr Fisheries & Conservat Dept, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R China
Reprint Address Yip, KL (reprint author), Hong Kong Herbarium, Agr Fisheries & Conservat Dept, Room 737,303 Cheung Sha Wan Rd, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Peoples R China.
E-mail Address KL_YIP@afcd.gov.hk
Cited Reference Count 14
Times Cited 4
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 4
Publisher SCIENCE PRESS
Publisher City BEIJING
Publisher Address 16 DONGHUANGCHENGGEN NORTH ST, BEIJING 100717, PEOPLES R CHINA
ISSN 0529-1526
29-Character Source Abbreviation ACTA PHYTOTAXON SIN
ISO Source Abbreviation Acta Phytotaxon. Sin.
Publication Date JUL
Year Published 2006
Volume 44
Issue 4
Beginning Page 457
Ending Page 463
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1360/aps050142
Page Count 7
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences
Subject Category Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number 067WP
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000239333600010
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