Melanothamnus infestans ( ) 2018
Melanothamnus infestans (Harvey) Huisman 2018: 543, fig. 158 A-E
Published in: Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
Publication date: August 2018?
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Polysiphonia infestans Harvey
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 542). Lectotype: W.H.Harvey; on Polyphysa peniculus. TCD Harvey Trav. Set 22 (Womersley 2003: 189). Notes: Type from Princess Royal Harbour, King George Sound, W. Aust.; probable isotypes (Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 180B) in BM, MEL, 1006715, and AD, A18284 (Womersley, 2003: 189). According to Huisman (2018: 543) the Harvey specimen (Harvey Trav. Set 22) is a lectotype rather than a holotype.
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), infesting, attacking (Stearn 1985).
Polysiphonia infestans Harvey 1855
Polysiphonia zostericola A.H.S.Lucas 1919
This is a marine species.
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Created: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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