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Codium edule

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Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Codium edule
Nomenclatural information about Codium edule is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Codium edule information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Codium edule, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Codium edule
Nomenclatural information about Codium edule is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


ReefWatcher's Field Guide to Alien and Native Hawaiian Marine Algae (Common Limu of Hawaii)
Images, descriptions, habitat, and ecology of common Hawaiian limu are provided by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant program.

Cultural uses

Edible limu: gifts from the sea
Among Polynesians, Hawaiians are unique in their regular use of limu (seaweed). Information about several edible species of limu is presented by the University of Hawaii Botany Department (based on the book "Limu: An Ethnobotanical Study of Some Hawiian Seaweeds" [I.A. Abbott, 1984]).

Edible limu of Hawaii: gifts from the sea
Images, description, and the preparation of various edible seaweeds of Hawaii are included on this poster from the University of Hawaii Botany Department.


Marine green and brown algae of the Hawaiian Islands
Citation and link to purchase Isabella Abbott's volume on marine benthic green and brown algae of the Hawaiian Islands are from the HEAR bibliography site.

Hawaiian Reef Plants
Huisman, John M., Isabella A. Abbott, and Celia M. Smith. 2007. Hawaiian Reef Plants. A publication of the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. Report no. UNIHI-SEAGRANT-BA-03-02. ISBN: 1-929054-04-1.

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