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Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Delesserioideae
Tribe Claudeeae
Genus Vanvoorstia


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Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey
Champagney Islands, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey
Tanzania. Eurico Oliveira. © Eurico Oliveira (euricodo@usp.br).


Cyclotella radiosa (Grunow) Lemmermann

Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey Champagney Islands, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey 1854: 144, pl. V [5]

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1854). Short characters of three new algae from the shores of Ceylon. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany 6: 143-145, pls V, VI.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Vanvoorstia.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), spectacular.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Implicaria reticulata Heydrich 1902

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Belligam (Weligama), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 468). Type: TCD? (Yoshida 1998: 999).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. & Lin, S.-M. (2018). Delesseriaceae. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 437-476. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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

Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 08 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Papenfuss, G.F. (1937). The structure and reproduction of Claudea multifida, Vanvoorstia spectabilis and Vanvoorstia coccinea. Symbolae Botanicae Upsalienses 2(4): 1-66, 72 figs.
Yoshida, T. & Mikami, H. (1994). Observations on Vanvoorstia spectabilis Harvey and V. coccinea Harvey (Delesseriaceae, Rhodophyta) from southern Japan. Japanese Journal of Phycology 42: 11-20.

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