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Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley 1974

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Derbesiaceae
Genus Pedobesia


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Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley
Map Reef, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley
Map Reef, near Yanchep, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley Map Reef, near Yanchep, Western Australia.
© John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au)

Publication details
Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley 1974: 92, figs 1-15

Published in: MacRaild, G.N. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1974). The morphology and reproduction of Derbesia clavaeformis (J. Agardh) DeToni (Chlorophyta). Phycologia 13: 83-93, 15 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pedobesia.

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

Bryopsis clavaeformis J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria, Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 811). Holotype: LD, Herb. Agardh 14897 (Womersley 1984: 292).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), club-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Bryopsis clavaeformis J.Agardh 1887
Derbesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) De Toni 1889

Nomenclatural notes
Epithet should perhaps be "claviformis" in accordance with Art. 60.10 (but see Rec. 60 G). - (17 Jan 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Pedobesia clavaeformis (J.Agardh) MacRaild & Womersley)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1994), New Zealand (Womersley 1984, Adams 1994, Huisman 2000, Broady & al. 2012), North Island, NZ (Nelson 2013 ), Queensland (Lewis 1987 ), Rangitahua/Kermadec Islands (Nelson 2013, Duffy & Ahyong 2015), South Australia (Womersley 1984, Huisman 2000), Tasmania (Womersley 1984, Huisman 2000), Victoria (Womersley 1984, Huisman 2000), Western Australia (Womersley 1984, Huisman & Walker 1990, Huisman 2000).

Pacific Islands: American Samoa (Tsuda et al. 2011 ), Central Polynesia (Tsuda & Walsh 2013).

Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Created: 11 July 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Hawkes, M.W. (1983). The genus Pedobesia (Chlorophyta, Derbesiales) with observations on the distribution and habitat of P. clavaeformis in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 21: 209-210.

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