Amansia glomerata C.
Amansia glomerata C.Agardh Branches producing stichidia. Palau Islands, West Pacific
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Amansia glomerata C.Agardh 1822: 194
Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1822). Species algarum rite cognitae, cum synonymis, differentiis specificis et descriptionibus succinctis. Volumen primum pars posterior. pp. [v-vi], 169-398. Lundae [Lund]: ex officina Berlingiana.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), clustered in a round mass.
Melanamansia glomerata (C.Agardh) R.E.Norris 1995
South & Skelton (2003) cite Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J. Agardh 1841, Delesseria rhodantha Harvey 1834 and Amansia paloloensis South & Skelton 1999 as synonyms of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh 1824. However, N'Yeurt (2002) examined the Hawaiian lectotype specimen of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh, and found it to belong in the genus Melanamansia R.E. Norris 1988, which was found to differ from Amansia in morphological and biochemical characters.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Ad insulas Sandvich [Hawaiian Islands] & Ravak maris australis. Spccimina legit Gaudichaud, mihique communicavit. (Agardh 1822: 194). Lectotype: LD herb. Alg. Agardh 42600 (Yoshida 1998: 1050). Notes: N’Yeurt (2002: 238) notes the herbarium number of this specimen as LD 42600/0772.
Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. -264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.
Norris, R.E. (1988). Structure and reproduction of Amansia and Melanamansia gen nov. (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae) on the southeastern African coast. Journal of Phycology 24: 209-223, 35 figs.
Skelton, P.A. & South, G.R. (2007). The benthic marine algae of the Samoan Archipelago, South Pacific, with emphasis on the Apia District. Nova Hedwigia Beihefte 132: 1-350.
Titlyanov E.A., Titlyanova T.V. & Belous O.S. (2016). Useful marine plants of the Asia-Pacific Region countries. pp. 1-348, Many col. photo. Vladivostok: Dalnauka. [in Russian and English]
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N'Yeurt, A.D.R. (2002). A revision of Amansia glomerata C. Agardh, Amansia rhodantha (Harvey) J. Agardh and Melamansia glomerata (C. Agardh) R.E. Norris (Rhodophyta, Rhodomelaceae). Botanica Marina 45: 231-242.
Norris, R.E. (1995). Melanamansia glomerata, comb. nov., and Amansia rhodantha, two hitherto confused species of Indo-Pacific Rhodophyceae. Taxon 44: 65-68.
Sherwood, A.R., Kurihara, A. & Conklin, K.Y. (2011). Molecular diversity of Amansieae (Ceramiales, Rhodophyta) from the Hawaiian Islands: a multi-marker assessment reveals high diversity within Amansia glomerata. Phycological Research 59: 16.
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