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Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Nitophylloideae
Tribe Martensieae
Genus Martensia


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Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh
Hawaii; scale is 5 mm. 01 Jul 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh
A0-di, Taipei County, Taiwan. 1998. 3. 2. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh
KwaZulu-Natal. Heroen Verbruggen. © Heroen Verbruggen (heroen.verbruggen@gmail.com).


Streblonema buffhamianum Batters

Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh Hawaii; scale is 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Martensia flabelliformis Harvey ex J.Agardh 1863: 826

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1863). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. Part 2, fasc. 3. pp. 787-1138, 1158-1291. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup. [in Latin]
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Martensia is Martensia elegans Hering.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), flabellate, fan-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Capraella flabelliformis (Harvey) J.De Toni 1936
Mesotrema flabelliformis (Harvey ex J.Agardh) Papenfuss 1942
Neomartensia flabelliformis (Harvey ex J.Agardh) Yoshida & Mikami 1996

Nomenclatural notes
J. Agardh (1863: 826) credits the name to Harvey "Harv. List. of Fr. Isl. Alg. n:o 11", which is why INA gives "Harvey ex J. Agardh" as the authorities. Wynne (2014: 127) gives "J. Agardh" as the sole authority. - (12 Mar 2014) - M.D. Guiry

Taxonomic notes
South & Skelton (2003: 736) cite this as a synonym of Neomartensia flabelliformis (Harvey ex J. Agardh) Yoshida & Mikami 1996.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Tonga (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 460). Type: LD herb. alg. Agardh

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Key references
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Yamada, Y. (1936). Notes on some Japanese algae VII. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 1: 135-140, 3 figs, pls XXX-XXXIII.

Yoshida, T. & Mikami, H. (1996). Observations on Japanese species of the genus Martensia (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta), with the description of Neomartensia gen. nov.. Phycological Research 44: 101-106.

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