Rhodymenia foliifera Harvey 1863: xl
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halopeltis australis (J.Agardh) G.W.Saunders
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), leaf-bearing.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Misapplied name (fide Harvey, 1863: xl): Rhodymenia corallina.-Harvey, 1855b: 554 (Silva et al. 1996: 369). - (3 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Womersley (1996: 75) cites R. foliifera Harvey as a synonym of Rhodymenia australis Sonder 1845: 56). He notes that it was first referred to the South American R. corallina by Harvey. - (3 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Lectotype locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Womersley 1996: 77). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 381B (Womersley 1996: 77). Notes: Syntype localities: west and south coasts of Australia, Tasmania (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 369). Chapman (1979:415) cites "Georgetown, Tasmania" as the type locality.
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.
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. (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: 21 January 1998 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 16 July 2019.