Thamnoclonium dichotomum (J. ) J.
Thamnoclonium dichotomum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh Albany, Western Australia.
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Thamnoclonium dichotomum (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1876: 168
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], -724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Polyphacum dichotomum J.Agardh
Type locality: "ad oras Novae Hollandiae" (New South Wales, Australia) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 204). Lectotype: Sieber; Herb. Agardh, LD 23051 (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 214). Notes: Womersley & Lewis (1994: 214) notes that there is an isolectotype in MEL (606050) and that Sieber collected from the Sydney region, N.S.W., not in W. Aust. as stated by Chiang (1970: 62).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), dichotomous, having divisions always in pairs (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
From depths of two to at least 30 m; attached to rocky substrata in regions of strong tidal currents, although they are also able to tolerate considerable siltation (Scott et al. 1984).
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Scott, F.J., Wetherbee, R. & Kraft, G.T. (1984). The morphology and development of some prominently stalked southern Australian Halymeniaceae (Cryptonemiales, Rhodophyta). II. The sponge-associated genera Thamnoclonium Kuetzing and Codiophyllum Gray. Journal of Phycology 20: 286-295, 24 figs.
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. & Lewis, J.A. (1994). Family Halymeniaceae Bory 1828: 158. 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. 167-218. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
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