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Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gelidiales
Family Gelidiaceae
Genus Ptilophora

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Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia; grey areas are sponge. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh

 

Surirella ventricosa Hustedt

Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh Rottnest Island, Western Australia
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Publication details
Ptilophora prolifera (Harvey) J.Agardh 1876: 555

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ptilophora is Ptilophora spissa (Suhr) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Gelidium proliferum Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 126). Holotype: Harvey; TCD Trav. Set No. 244 (Womersley & Guiry 1994: 126). Notes: Also distributed as Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 336.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gelidium proliferum Harvey 1855

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
Tronchin, E.M., Freshwater, D.W. & Bolton, J.J. (2003). A re-evaluation of the genera Beckerella and Ptilophora (Gelidiales, Rhodophyta) based on molecular and morphological data. Phycologia 42: 80-89.

Key references
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Guiry, M.D. (1994). Order Gelidiales Kylin 1923: 132. 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. 118-142. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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