Rhodymenia cuneata Harvey 1859: 319
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 currently regarded as a synonym of Halopeltis cuneata (Harvey) G.W.Saunders
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), wedge-shaped (Brown 1956).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: East coast, Tasmania (Womersley 1996: 85). Holotype: Gunn; Herb. Harvey, TCD (Womersley 1996: 85).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Rhodymenia cuneata Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: Tasmania (Womersley 1996).
Source of current name
Saunders, G.W. & McDonald, B. (2010). DNA barcoding reveals multiple overlooked Australian species of the red algal order Rhodymeniales (Florideophyceae), with resurrection of Halopeltis J. Agardh and description of Pseudohalopeltis gen. nov. Botany 88: 639-667, 73 figs.
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.
Created: 04 May 2001 by Wendy Guiry
Verified by: 26 March 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2019.