Melanthalia abscissa (Turner) J.D.Hooker &
Melanthalia abscissa (Turner) J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1845: 548
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1845). Algae Novae Zelandiae; being a catalogue of all of the species of algae yet recorded as inhabiting the shores of New Zealand, with characters and brief descriptions of the new species discovered during the voyage of H.M. discovery ships "Erebus" and "Terror" and of others communicated to Sir W. Hooker by D. Sinclair, the Rev. Colenso, and M. Raoul. London Journal of Botany 4: 521-551.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Fucus abscissus Turner
Type locality: New Zealand (Womersley 1996: 34). Lectotype (?): Banks; BM (Womersley 1996: 34).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), cut off, steep, precipitous (Stearn 1973).
Fucus abscissus Turner 1819
Sphaerococcus abscissus (Turner) C.Agardh 1822
Chondrus abscissus (Turner) Greville 1830
Chondrococcus abscissus (Turner) Kützing 1849
Melanthalia obtusata var. abscissa (Turner) V.J.Chapman 1979
This is a marine species.
Gurgel, C.F.D., Norris, J.N., Schmidt, W.E., Le, H.N. & Fredericq, S. (2018). Systematics of the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta) including new subfamilies, tribes, subgenera, and two new genera, Agarophyton gen. nov. and Crassa gen. nov. Phytotaxa 374(1): 1-23.
Nelson, W.A. & Dalen, J. (2014). Taxonomic notes on the New Zealand macroalgal flora: synonymic checklist of the red algal order Gracilariales with selection of lectotypes and description of a new species. New Zealand Journal of Botany 52(2): 236-244.
Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. -328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.
Nelson, W.A., Payri. C.E., Sutherland, J.E. & Dalen, J. (2013). The genus Melanthalia (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta): new insights from New Caledonia and New Zealand. Phycologia 52(5): 426-436.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 09 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry
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Fredericq, S. & Hommersand, M. (1990). Taxonomy of Melanthalia obtusata var. abscissa and its placement in the Gracilariales (Rhodophyta). Cryptogamic Botany 2: 4-11.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1935). The development of the cystocarp in Melanthalia abscissa. Kungliga Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Förhandlingar 5(15): 1-10.
Papenfuss, G.F. (1936). The development of the gonimoblast in Melanthalia abscissa. Kungl Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Förhandlingar 5: 146-155.
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