Sphaerococcus australis Harvey 1844: 445-446
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Callophyllis rangiferina (R.Brown ex Turner) Womersley
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Womersley & Norris (1971: 37) note that Callophyllis coccinea (Harvey in Hooker & Harvey) Kuetzing was first described as Sphaerococcus australis by Harvey 1844. In 1847, he transferred it to Rhodymenia as R. coccinea ( R. australis Sonder already in existence). Referral of Harvey's epithet Shaerococcus australis to Callophyllis is prevented by the existence of Callophyllis australis Sonder and C. australis J. Agardh. - (19 Jun 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 206). Holotype: Gunn 1279; TCD (Womersley & Norris 1971: 36).
Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. & Norris, R.E. (1971). The morphology and taxonomy of Australian Kallymeniaceae (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany (Suppl. 2): 1-62, 108 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. (1973). Further studies on Australian Kallymeniaceae (Rhodophyta). Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 97: 253-256, 7 figs.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.
Created: 12 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 29 June 2009 by Wendy Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 November 2018.