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Mychodea disticha Harvey

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Mychodeaceae
Genus Mychodea

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Mychodea disticha Harvey
Cape Peron, Western Australia; epiphytic on Amphibolis antarctica. 02 Jan 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

 

Pleurosigma elongatum W.Smith

Mychodea disticha Harvey Cape Peron, Western Australia; epiphytic on Amphibolis antarctica
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Publication details
Mychodea disticha Harvey 1859: 323, pl. CXCII.A [192.A]

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.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea is Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), arranged in two opposite rows (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Mychodea chondroides K├╝tzing 1867

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Mychodea compressa Harvey 1862
Mychodea nigrescens Harvey ex J.Agardh 1872

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Usually a deep-water species on rough-water coasts (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 460). Grows on rock, jetty piles, the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica and the brown alga Acrocarpia paniculata; from just below extreme low tides to depths of at least 11 m (Kraft 1978: 543).

Type information
Type locality: "East coast. Gunn" [east coast of Tasmania] (Harvey 1859: 323). Lectotype: Gunn; TCD 0011966 (Kraft 1978: 460). Notes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 4161

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Key references
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.

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