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Rhodymenia novaehollandica G.W.Saunders 2010

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Rhodymeniales
Family Rhodymeniaceae
Genus Rhodymenia


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Rhodymenia novaehollandica G.W.Saunders
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Rhodymenia novaehollandica G.W.Saunders
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 100 µm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Dinobryon divergens O.E.Imhof

Rhodymenia novaehollandica G.W.Saunders Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Rhodymenia novaehollandica G.W.Saunders 2010: 663, figs 64-73 (as 'novahollandica' )

Published in: Saunders, G.W. & McDonald, B. (2010). DNA barcoding reveals multiple overlooked Australian species of the red algal order Rhodymeniales (Florideophyceae), with resurrection of Halopeltis J. Agardh and description of Pseudohalopeltis gen. nov. Botany 88: 639-667, 73 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Erect or prostrate with features typical of the genus. Tetrasporangial sori distinctly banded at branch apices when young, becoming cuneiform to obovate with maturation and ultimately covering both surfaces of branch tips except for the margins.

Type information
Holotype locality: Queenscliff Jetty (–38.26698°, 144.66788°), Port Phillip Heads, Victoria, Australia (Saunders & McDonald 2010: 663). Holotype: G.W. Saunders; 10 December 2002; -4 m jetty piling. UNB GWS001604 (Saunders & McDonald 2010: 663). Notes: HOLOTYPE BARCODE: HM033117.

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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.

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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 11 August 2020.

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