Amphiroa exilis Harvey 1849: 95
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1849). Nereis australis, or algae of the southern ocean: being figures and descriptions of marine plants, collected on the shores of the Cape of Good Hope, the extra-tropical Australian colonies, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Antarctic regions; deposited in the Herbarium of the Dublin University. [Part 2]. pp. 65-124 [ends abruptly], pls XXVI-L. London: Reeve Brothers.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Amphiroa is Amphiroa tribulus (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), thin, slender, meagre, poor (Brown 1956).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Harvey et al. (2009: 269) reject synonymy with Amphiroa beauvosii. - (29 Apr 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: "Rio, Mr Darwin, 595, 629. Algoa Bay, Herb. Bowerbank." [Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Algoa Bay, Cape Province, South Africa] (Harvey 1849: 95). Notes: A syntype collected at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during the voyage of HMS Beagle is in MEL (no. 594504, numbered 629 [as specified by Harvey] by C. Darwin), and is depicted in Harvey et al. (2013) as figs 11-13.
Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J., Huisman, J.M. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2013). A monographic account of Australian species of Amphiroa (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta). Australian Systematic Botany 26: 81-144.
Townsend, R.A. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). 'Coralline algae'. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 86-97, 105-137, 143-146. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Zanardini, G. (1874). Scelta di ficee nuove o piu rare del mare Adriatico. Memorie del Reale Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti 18(1): -286, pls XCVII-CIV.
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