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Hypnea ramentacea (C.Agardh) J.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Cystocloniaceae
Genus Hypnea


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Hypnea ramentacea (C.Agardh) J.Agardh
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Publication details
Hypnea ramentacea (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1876: 561

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1876). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen tertium: de Florideis curae posteriores. Part 1. pp. [ii*-iii*], [i]-[viï], [1]-724. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Chondria ramentacea C.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: "Ad oras novae Hollandiae" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 304). Holotype: PC “No. 21” (Womersley 1994: 441). Notes: Womersley (1994: 441) notes that there is a fragment of the type in Herb. Agardh, LD (27514).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chondria ramentacea C.Agardh 1822
Hypnea rigens Sonder 1853
Hypnea cystoclonioides Sonder 1855
Hypnea ceramioides var. uncinata Kützing 1868
Merrifieldia ramentacea (C.Agardh) J.Agardh 1885

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hypnea episcopalis J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847
Hypnea valida J.Agardh 1896

General environment
This is a marine species.

A common species on rough-water coasts, epiphytic on a variety of other algae (Womersley 1994: 441).

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Key references
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. (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.

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