Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker &
Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847: 408
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1847). Algae tasmanicae: being a catalogue of the species of algae collected on the shores of Tasmania by Ronald Gunn, Esq., Dr. Heannerett, Mrs. Smith, Dr. Lyall and Dr. J.D. Hooker; with characters of the new species. London Journal of Botany 6: 397-417.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fleshy, succulent, soft but firm (Stearn 1973).
Cystoclonium carnosum (Hooker & Harvey) J.Agardh 1851
Cystoclonium membranaceum (Hooker & Harvey) J.Agardh 1851
Mychodea longipes (Kützing) J.Agardh 1897
Mychodea mallardiae Kützing 1866
This is a marine species.
The few in situ collections of this species have come from depths of 2-40 m off rocks, jetty pilings, tunicates and sponges (Kraft 1978: 520). Epilithic/epiphytic on seagrasses: currently two species may be confused (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 454).
Type locality: Georgetown [Tasmania, Asutralia] (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 454). Lectotype: Mr. Gunn; BM 001039609 (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 234).
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 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.
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