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Acrochaetium subsimplex Levring

Publication details
Acrochaetium subsimplex Levring 1953: 473, figs 10A-D, 11

Published in: Levring, T. (1953). The marine algae of Australia. I. Rhodophyta: Goniotrichales, Bangiales and Nemalionales. Arkiv för Botanik, Uppsala Ser. 2, 2: 457-530, 55 figs.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acrochaetium is Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbye) Nägeli.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), somewhat simple (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chromastrum subsimplex (Levring) Stegenga & Mulder 1979

Taxonomic notes
Accepted name (Garbary, 1987: 180). According to Woelkerling (1971: 51) this is a synonym of Colaconema tenuissima (Collins) Woelkerling 1971. Woelkerling & Womersley in Womersley (1994: 48) cite both these species and Audouinella tenuissima (Collins) Garbary 1987, and Acrochaetium secundatum (Lyngbe) Nageli 1861 as synonyms of Audouinella secundata (Lyngbe) Dixon in Parke & Dixon 1976. According to Silva et al. (1996: 101) Acrochaetium tenuissima (Collins) Papenfuss is a synonym of Acrochaetium secundatun (Lyngbe) Nageli. - (28 Jul 2014) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Australia: N.E. Tasmania (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.

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.

Woelkerling, W.J. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953: 12. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 42-76. Canberra:

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