Hypnea fastigiata Harvey 1863: synop., p. xxxvi
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mychodea pusilla (Harvey) J.Agardh
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fastigiate, with branches clustered, parallel and erect, giving a narrow elongated habit (occasionally meaning branched reaching to the same height) (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Syntype localities: Port Philip Heads W.H.H. Western Port, Dr Mueller (Harvey 1863: xxxvi). Lectotype: W.H. Harvey sine numero; TCD 0011974 (Harvey Travelling Set No. 80) (Kraft & Saunders 2017: fig. 33 D). Notes: Alg. aust. exsicc. 343.
Source of current name
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.
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