ahnfeltia Latinized form of proper name, Ahfnelt, after Swedish botanist.
asparagopsis from the Greek aparagos [asparagus].
australia from the Latin australis, southern, from auster, south wind, the south.
codium from the Greek codia, the head.
concinna from the Latin concinnus, skillfully joined, beautiful.
coronopifolia from the Latin corona, crown + folium, leaf.
dictyopteris from the Greek diktyon, net + pteron, wing.
dotyl Latinized form of proper name, Doty, after Maxwell Doty, University of Hawaii
echinocarpum from the Greek echinos, sea urchin, prickly + karpos, fruit.
entermorph from the Greek enteron, intestine + morphe, form.
fasciata from the Latin fascia, a band.
filicina from the Latin filix, fern-like.
formosa from the Latin formos, graceful, beautiful.
graceilaria from the Latin gracilis, scanty, slender, slim.
grateloupia Latinized form of proper name, Grateloup.
halymenia from the Greek halys, a chain, bond + meme, moon.
laurencia Latinized form of proper name, Laurence.
nidifica from the Latin nidus, nest + facere, to make.
parvispora from the Latin parvi, small + spora, spore.
plagiogramme from the Greek plagio, oblique, from pelagos, the sea; + gramme, line.
porphyra from the Greek, porphyra, purple.
prolifera from the Latin, proles, offspring + ferre, to bear.
reediae Latinized form of proper name, Reed, after Miss Minnie Reed, a teacher at Kamehameha Schools around 1900. Miss Reed was on of the first to try to match Hawaiian names for limu with their scientific names.
sargassum Modern Latin, from the Portuguese sargaco, from sarga, kind of grape. The Sargasso Sea in the north Atlantic Ocean is famous for all its sargassum.
succisa from the Latin succiss, cut, bitten off, trimmed, lopped off.
taxiformis from the Greek taxis, arrangement, division + the Latin formis, form.
ulva Linnaean name for a marsh plant. (Linnaeus was the Swedish botanish who developed the genus/species system for classification of plants and animals.)