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Gigartina wehliae Sonder

Publication details
Gigartina wehliae Sonder 1871: 62, pl. iv

Published in: Sonder, O.G. (1871). Die Algen des tropischen Australiens. Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften herausgegeben von dem Naturwissenschaftlichen Verein in Hamburg 5(2): 33-74, pls I-VI.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

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

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Known only from drift specimens on rough-water coasts (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 312).

Type information
Type locality: Port MacDonnell? (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 312). Holotype: Wehl; MEL 652140 (: 312). Notes: Type locality: S. Australia; MEL?; Isotype: LD (Hommersand et al. 1993: 118). Edyvane & Womersley (1994: 312) note that in his original description, Sonder gave "M'Donnel Bay, Mrs Wehl; Port Phillip Heads, Dr. F.v. Müller" as the localities. They add that the plant illustrated by Sonder (MEL, 652140), is without a locality, but the specimen and Sonder's illustration agree particularly well, hence it is regarded as the holotype.

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Key references
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:

Hommersand, M.H., Guiry, M.D., Fredericq, S. & Leister, G.L. (1993). New perspectives in the taxonomy of the Gigartinaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta). Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 14: 105-120, 41 figs.

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