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Galaxaura diesingiana Zanardini

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Nemaliales
Suborder Galaxaurineae
Family Galaxauraceae
Genus Galaxaura


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Galaxaura diesingiana Zanardini
KwaZulu-Natal. Frederic Leliaert. © Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be).


Dichotomaria diesingiana (Zanardini) Huisman, J.T.Harper & G.W.Saunders KwaZulu-Natal
© Frederik Leliaert (Frederik.Leliaert@ugent.be)

Publication details
Galaxaura diesingiana Zanardini 1846: 51

Published in: Zanardini, G. (1846). Del vero posto che alle Galaxaure si compete nella serie dei vegetabili marini. Giornale Botanico Italiano Anno 2, 1: 48-52.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Galaxaura is Galaxaura rugosa (J.Ellis & Solander) J.V.Lamouroux.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Dichotomaria diesingiana (Zanardini) Huisman, J.T.Harper & G.W.Saunders

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Zanardinia marginata var. diesingiana (Zanardini) J.Agardh 1876
Brachycladia marginata f. diesingiana (Zanardini) De Toni 1897

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Euhymenia dichotoma Kützing 1847
Euhymenia capensis Kützing 1849
Kallymenia capensis J.Agardh 1892
Galaxaura natalensis Kylin 1938

Taxonomic notes
According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Galaxaura marginata has been misapplied to this species by Krauss (1846: 214); Areschoug (1851: 22); Delf & Michell (1921: 103). According to Silva et al. (1996), the name Zanardinia marginata has been misapplied to this species by Barton (1893: 171).

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port Natal (Durban) , South Africa (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 105).

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Source of current name
Huisman, J.M., Harper, J.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2004). Phylogenetic study of the Nemaliales (Rhodophyta) based on large-subunit ribosomal DNA sequences supports segregation of the Scinaiaceae fam. nov. and resurrection of Dichotomaria Lamarck. Phycological Research 52(3): 224-234.

Key references
Wang, W.-L., Liu, S.-L. & Lin, S.-M. (2005). Systematics of the calcified genera of the Galaxauraceae (Nemaliales, Rhodophyta) with an emphasis on Taiwan species. Journal of Phycology 41: 685-703.

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