Delesseria frondosa Hooker f. & Harvey 1847

Hemineura frondosa (Hooker f. & Harvey) Harvey

Current name: Hemineura frondosa (Hooker f. & Harvey) Harvey
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Publication Details
Delesseria frondosa Hooker f. & Harvey 1847: 403, no fig. (as 'Delesseria (Hemineura) frondosa')

Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1847). Algae tasmanicae: being a catalogue of the species of algae collected on the shores of Tasmania by Ronald Gunn, Esq., Dr. Heannerett, Mrs. Smith, Dr. Lyall and Dr. J.D. Hooker; with characters of the new species. London Journal of Botany 6: 397-417.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Delesseria is Delesseria sanguinea (Hudson) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Hemineura frondosa (Hooker f. & Harvey) Harvey.

Type Information
Type locality: "Tasmania, Mr. Gunn" [Tasmania (probably Georgetown)]; (Hooker & Harvey 1847: 403) Lectotype (designated by Womersley 2003: 35): BM; (Womersley 2003: 35) Notes: Harvey only mentions a single collection, so one wonders why a lectotype was necessary.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), leafy.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 04 January 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 28 February 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 28 February 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 18 April 2024

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