Gigartina wehliae Sonder
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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Known only from drift specimens on rough-water coasts (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 312).
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.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina wehliae Sonder)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Fuhrer, Christianson, Clayton & Allender 1981, Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Victoria (Edyvane & Womersley 1994).
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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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 August 2019.