Gigartina brachiata Harvey Gigartina brachiata?, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania
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Gigartina brachiata Harvey in J.D.Hooker 1859: 325
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), branched at right angles.
Gigartina acicularis var. pinnata J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847
Gigartina binderi Harvey 1863
Gigartina aciculifera Zanardini 1874
This is a marine species.
In the lower eulittoral or just sublittoral, usually in moderate to relatively sheltered localities (Edyvane & Womersely 1994: 300).
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. No. 397J (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300). Notes: Isolectotypes (2) in NSW and in MEL (652036, 652037).
Source of current name
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 December 2018.