Audouinella floridula ( ) 1971
Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmann Galicia, Ría de Muros, 2011
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Audouinella floridula (Dillwyn) Woelkerling 1971: 30, figs 8, 23B
Published in: Woelkerling, W.J. (1971). Morphology and taxonomy of the Audouinella complex (Rhodophyta) in southern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany (Suppl. 1): 1-91, 27 figs, 2 tables.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Rhodothamniella floridula (Dillwyn) Feldmann
Conferva floridula Dillwyn
Syntype localities: "Rocks on the Sea shore. On the Galway Coast; Dr. Scott. On the Antrim Coast; Mr. Mackay." [Ireland] (Dillwyn 1809: 73). Lectotype: BM (Woelkerling & Womersley 1994: 45). Notes: Type locality: Galway coast, Ireland; Holotype (cited as lectotype in Diaz-Tapia, 2014): NMW (fide Woelkerling, 1971: 31). "Dr Scott" was probably Robert Scott (ca 1757-1808), Professor of Botany at Trinity College Dublin from 1800 to 1808. Mr MacKay was James Townsend MacKay (ca 1775-1862), first curator of the [Trinity] College Botanic Gardens, then at Ballsbridge, Dublin, from 1808, and an Assistant at TCD from 1806. [Woelkerling 1971: 31 cites NMW but later publications cite BM (Dixon & Irvine, 1977: 97; Woelkerling & Womersley in Womersley, 1994: 45)].
Origin of species name
(Latin), a diminutive of floridus meaning, somewhat blooming.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Garbary (1987: 73) lists this species as a currently accepted name.
This is a marine species.
Usually grows on sand-covered rock ( Womersley 1994: 47).
Source of current name
Christensen, T. (1978). Annotations to a textbook of phycology. Botanisk Tidsskrift 73: 65-70.
Garbary, D.J. (1987). The Acrochaetiaceae (Rhodophyta): an annotated bibliography. Bibliotheca Phycologica 77: 1-267, 2 tables.
Woelkerling, W.J. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Order Acrochaetiales Feldmann 1953: 12. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 42-76. Canberra:
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