Bowiesia pulchra Greville 1830: lvii
Published in: Greville, R.K. (1830). Algae britannicae, or descriptions of the marine and other inarticulated plants of the British islands, belonging to the order Algae; with plates illustrative of the genera. pp. [i*-iii*], [i]-lxxxviii, -218, pl. 1-19. Edinburgh & London: McLachlan & Stewart; Baldwin & Cradock.
Publication date: Feb.-March 1830
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bowiesia.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Delisea pulchra (Greville) Montagne
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, fair, pretty.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 184). Holotype: Fraser; Herb. Greville, E (Womersley 1996: 344). Notes: "Novam Hollandiam" (Womersley 1996; 344). Possibly Macquarie Island (Ricker, 1987), but opinions vary (see Millar, 1990: 382). Type: Greville collection, E (Bonin, 1982, figs 8a, 8b).
Source of current name
Montagne, C. (1844). Quelques observations touchant la structure et la fructification des genres Ctenodus, Delisea et Lenormandia, de la famile des Floridées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Troisième série 1: 151-161, pls 10, 11.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
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Verified by: 27 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2020.