Nemastoma intestinale Harvey in J.D.Hooker 1855: 254 ('intestinalis')
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Algae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross.... II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part II. Flowerless plants. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 211-266. London: Reeve.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Glaphyrosiphon intestinalis (Harvey) Leister & W.A.Nelson
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), relating to or found in the intestines (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Womersley (1994: 204) notes that the original publication of this name according to Chapman & Parkinson (1974: 246) is by Hooker & Harvey (1845: 521), but the "Algae Novae Zelandiae" paper of Hooker & Harvey does not mention this species, which was described as new by Harvey in 1855b. - (14 Dec 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Preservation Harbour, southern New Zealand (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 204). Lectotype (tetrasporangial plant): David Lyall; January 1851; "on rocks". BM barcode BM000530298 (Hommersand et al. 2010: 559). Notes: Hommersand et al. (2010: 559) note that the above tetrasporangial plant was designated as the type in Chapman & Parkinson 1974: 246. The sheet was originally labeled Nemastoma (Araeotes) intestinalisin agreement with Harvey's published name. Isolectotype: a cystocarpic plant at TCD (barcode TCD0011001). Holotype: a single fragment of a course broad tetrasporangial plant without a base at BM (barcode BM000530301) labeled "Jackson Bay. NZ. March 1851" and carrying the name Nemastoma attenuata H & H.
Source of current name
Hommersand, M.H., Leister, G.L., Ramírez, M.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Nelson, W. A. (2010). A morphological and phylogenetic study of Glaphyrosiphon gen. nov. (Halymeniaceae, Rhodophyta) based on Grateloupia intestinalis with descriptions of two new species: Glaphyrosiphon lindauri from New Zealand and Glaphyrosiphon chilensis from Chile. Phycologia 49(6): 554-573.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Lewis, J.A. (1994). Family Halymeniaceae Bory 1828: 158. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 167-218. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 10 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 December 2010 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 March 2019.