Rhodymenia prolificans Zanardini 1874: 499
Published in: Zanardini, G. (1874). Phyceae australicae novae vel minus cognitae. Flora 57: 486-490, 497-505.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Usually found just below low tide level or in pools (Womersley 1996: 82).
Type locality: "Hab. Georgetown Tasmaniae - (Miss Goodwin.)" [Georgetown, Tasmania, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 500). Lectotype: Goodwin; MCVE (Womersley 1996: 82). Notes: [Only "paratype" seen by Womersley (1996: 82).]
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.
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