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Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Amansieae
Genus Osmundaria


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Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux
Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux
Cape Leeuwin, Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux


Batrachospermum latericium Entwisle & Foard

Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
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.
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Type species
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).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1820

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polyphacum intermedium J.Agardh 1892
Vidalia gregaria Falkenberg 1901
Osmundaria intermedia (J.Agardh) De Toni 1903

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003).

(as Osmundaria intermedia (J.Agardh) De Toni)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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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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