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Phymatolithon masonianum Wilks & Woelkerling

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Lithothamniaceae
Tribe Phymatolitheae
Genus Phymatolithon

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Phymatolithon masonianum Wilks & Woelkerling
Australia; underside. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Phymatolithon masonianum Wilks & Woelkerling
Australia. Michael Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Publication details
Phymatolithon masonianum Wilks & Woelkerling 1994: 195, figs 11-15

Published in: Wilks, K.M. & Woelkerling, W.J. (1994). An account of southern Australian species of Phymatolithon (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) with comments on Leptophytum. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 183-223, 18 figs, 2 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Phymatolithon is Phymatolithon polymorphum Foslie.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Plants occur on sponge and rock at depths of 4-12 m (Wilks & Woelkerling 1995: 196). From 2-15 m deep (Womersley 1996: 187).

Type information
Type locality: Ninepin Point, D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania, Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1994: 196). Holotype: G. Kraft; 4 January 1993; 6-12 m deep. LTB 16679 (Wilks & Woelkerling 1994: 196).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Phymatolithon masonianum Wilks & Woelkerling)
Western Atlantic: Trop. & Subtrop. W. Atlantic (Wynne 2017).

South America: Brazil (Oliveira Costa et al. 2014).

Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Wilks & Woelkerling 1994, Womersley 1996), Tasmania (Wilks & Woelkerling 1994, Womersley 1996, Scott 2017), Victoria (Womersley 1996).

Key references
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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.

Created: 24 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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