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Rhodymenia linearis J.Agardh

Publication details
Rhodymenia linearis J.Agardh 1841: 13

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1841). In historiam algarum symbolae. Linnaea 15: 1-50, 443-457.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), linear (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus corallinus var. linearis (J.Agardh) Kutzing 1849
Palmaria linearis (J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891

Taxonomic notes
According to Papenfuss (1964: 45), the identity of this species in uncertain. - (24 Oct 2008) - Wendy Guiry

Distributional notes
According to Womersley (1996: 86), no Australian specimens agree well with the type and it is more likely a New Zealand species only. - (4 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: "in mari Australi" (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 370). Type: Hoffman-Bang misit; Herb. Agardh, LD 26970 (Womersley 1996: 86).

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Key references
Papenfuss, G.F. (1964). Catalogue and bibliography of Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic benthic marine algae. In: Antarctic Research Series. Volume 1. Bibliography of the Antarctic Seas. (Lee, M.O. Eds), pp. 1-76. Washington D.C.: American Geophysical Union.

Wynne, M.J. (1986). Report on a collection of benthic marine algae from the Namibian coast (southwestern Africa). Nova Hedwigia 43: 311-355, 24 pls.

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