Dichotomaria diesingiana (Zanardini) Huisman, J.T.Harper & G.W.Saunders KwaZulu-Natal
© Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be)
Galaxaura diesingiana Zanardini 1846: 51
Published in: Zanardini, G. (1846). Del vero posto che alle Galaxaure si compete nella serie dei vegetabili marini. Giornale Botanico Italiano Anno 2, 1: 48-52.
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Galaxaura is Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dichotomaria diesingiana (Zanardini) Huisman, J.T.Harper & G.W.Saunders
Zanardinia marginata var. diesingiana (Zanardini) J.Agardh 1876
Brachycladia marginata f. diesingiana (Zanardini) De Toni 1897
According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Galaxaura marginata has been misapplied to this species by Krauss (1846: 214); Areschoug (1851: 22); Delf & Michell (1921: 103). According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Zanardinia marginata has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 171).
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Port Natal (Durban) , South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 105).
Source of current name
Huisman, J.M., Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2004). Phylogenetic study of the Nemaliales (Rhodophyta) based on large-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences supports segregation of the Scinaiaceae fam. nov. and resurrection of Dichotomaria Lamarck. Phycological Research 52(3): 224-234.
Wang, W.-L., Liu, S.-L. & Lin, S.-M. (2005). Systematics of the calcified genera of the Galaxauraceae (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) with an emphasis on Taiwan species. Journal of Phycology 41: 685-703.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 May 2019.