Osmundaria prolifera J.V.
Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia
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Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux 1813: 42, pl. 7: figs. 4-6
Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1813). Essai sur les genres de la famille des Thalassiophytes non articulées. Annales du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 20: 21-47, 115-139, 267-293, pls 7-13.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Osmundaria.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).
Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1820
This is a marine species.
Type locality: "Nov. Holl." (possibly Western Australia) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 532). Notes: Probably W. Aust.; not located in Herb. Lamouroux, CN (Womersly, 2003: 406).
(as Osmundaria intermedia (J.Agardh) De Toni)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 10 March 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 February 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Saenger, P. (1970). Secondary cortex formation in Osmundaria prolifera (Amansieae: Rhodomelaceae). Helgoländer wiss. Meeresunters. 21: 305-309.
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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 17 June 2019.