Holotype species: Ralfsia deusta (C.Agardh) Berkeley
Currently accepted name for the type species: Ralfsia fungiformis (Gunnerus) Setchell & N.L.Gardner
Original publication and holotype designation: Smith, J.E. & Sowerby, J. (1843). Supplement to the English Botany of the late Sir j.E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby. The descriptions, synonyms, and places of growth by William Jackson Hooker, LL.D. Regius Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow, F.R.S. F.S.A. L.S. &c. &c. and other eminent botanists; the figures by James De Carle Sowerby, F.L.S. &c. Vol. III. pp. [i-viii], pl. 2797-2867. London: Sold by the proprietor, J. Sowerby, 3 Mead Place, Lambeth; Longman and Co. and Sherworrd and Co., Patenoster Row.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. 481, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.
Numbers of names and species: There are 36 species names in the database at present, as well as 5 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 17 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 June 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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