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Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1820

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Genus Polyphacum


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Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh
Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh
Cape Leeuwin, Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh


Batrachospermum latericium Entwisle & Foard

Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Polyphacum proliferum (J.V.Lamouroux) C.Agardh 1820: 106-107

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Polyphacum.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux

Osmundaria prolifera J.V.Lamouroux

Type information
Type locality: "Nov. Holl." (possibly Western Australia) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 532). Notes: Probably W. Aust.; not located in Herb. Lamouroux, CN (Womersly, 2003: 406).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 October 2020.

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