Jania pusilla (Sonder)
Jania pusilla (Sonder) Yendo 1905: 39
Published in: Yendo, K. (1905). A revised list of Corallinae. Journal of the College of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo 20(12): 1-46.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Corallina pusilla Sonder
Type locality: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 307). Lectotype: Harvey 452D; Epiphytic on Cystophora siliquosa. MEL 501722 (Ducker, LeBlanc & Johansen 1976: 6). Notes: Silva et al. (1996: 243) cite syntype localities: Port Fairy and Port Phillip. Womersley & Johansen (1966: 307) give the folowing data: type from Port Fairy, Vic., on Cystophora (Harvey, Alg. Aust. exsicc. 452); holotype (or lectotype) in TCD. They note that Ducker et al. (1976: 6) selected a MEL (501722) specimen of Harvey's 452 as lectotype, but consider it would be a more usual practice to regard the holotype (or lectotype if necessary) to be in the Harvey herbarium in TCD. However, others consider that as Sonder described the entity, it seems more appropriate to choose a lectotype from his materials.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
Corallina pusilla Sonder 1881
This is a marine species.
Common on species of Cystophora (especially C. subfarcinata) in shallow water on rough-water coasts (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 309).
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. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Corallinoideae (Areschoug) Foslie 1908: 19. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 288-317. Adelaide & Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
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