Rhodymenia australis Sonder, nom. illeg. 1845
Rhodymenia australis Sonder 1845: 56, nom. illeg.
Published in: Sonder, G. (1845). Nova algarum genera et species, quas in itinere ad oras occidentales Novae Hollandiae, collegit L. Priess, Ph. Dr. Botanische Zeitung 3: 49-57.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Halopeltis australis (J.Agardh) G.W.Saunders
Type locality: Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 370). Lectotype: Preiss; MEL 504193 (Womersley 1996: 75). Notes: Womersley (1996: 75) notes that the lectotype was first published by Millar (1990: 367).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Silva et al. (1996: 370, 371) note that Rhodymenia australis is a superfluous and hence illegitimate name. - (3 Mar 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Source of current name
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.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. -392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 19 December 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 26 March 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2021.