Gracilaria harveyana J.
Gracilaria harveyana J.Agardh 1885: 59-61
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1885). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Fjerde afdelningen.). Lunds Universitets Årskrift, Afdelningen for Mathematik och Naturvetenskap 21(8): 1-117, 1 pl.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Gracilaria flagelliformis (Sonder) Womersley
Named for William Henry Harvey (1811-1866), Irish Botanist, collector and traveller.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Withell et al. (1994: 293) recommend that Gracilaria harveyana J. Agardh (1885) be conserved against Polyides flagelliformis Sonder (1845). Conservation of the epithet harveyana is rejected by Womersley (1996: 27). Silva et al. (1996: 171) note that Withell et al. (1994) used the combination Gracilaria flagelliformis, but that this name is invalid as it was not accepted by its authors. That combination is validated by Womersley (1996: 25). - (24 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Both G. harveyana J. Agardh and G. paradoxa J. Agardh appear to be based on Harvey's ms name of Chondria paradoxa given to Clifton specimens from Swan R., W. Aust.; apparently J. Agardh first gave it the name G. harveyana and later reverted to Harvey's name paradoxa (Womersley 1996: 27). - (24 Feb 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Swan R., Western Australia (Womersley 1996: 27). Type: Clifton; LD 29255 (Womersley 1996: 27). Notes: The lectotype locality Geographe Bay, Western Australia was first recorded by V. Chapman (1979: 300, pl. 108) (Silva et al., 1996).
Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
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.
Withell, A.F., Millar, A.J.K. & Kraft, G.T. (1994). Taxonomic studies of the genus Gracilaria (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) from Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 281-352, 24 figs.
Created: 30 December 1997 by M.D. Guiry
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