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Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring 1953

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Nemaliophycidae
Order Nemaliales
Family Liagoraceae
Genus Helminthora

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Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring
Cape Peron, Western Australia; Epiphytic on Amphibolis antarctica in the shallow subtidal . 17 Nov 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring
Cottesloe, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring
Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 1 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring
Helminthora australis, Cressy Beach, Tasmania, Australia. 03 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

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Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring Cape Peron, Western Australia; Epiphytic on Amphibolis antarctica in the shallow subtidal
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Helminthora australis J.Agardh ex Levring 1953: 497, figs 27-30

Published in: Levring, T. (1953). The marine algae of Australia. I. Rhodophyta: Goniotrichales, Bangiales and Nemalionales. Arkiv för Botanik, Uppsala Ser. 2, 2: 457-530, 55 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Helminthora is Helminthora divaricata (C.Agardh) J.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Helminthora australis f. epiphytica Levring 1953
Helminthora australis f. pyramidalis Levring 1953

Taxonomic notes
According to Levring (l.c.) (Silva et al. (1996), the name Helminthocladia divaricata has been misapplied to this species by Harvey (1855b: 552), Harvey (1863, xxxviii-xxxix), Sonder (1880: 24)

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Western Port, Victoria, Australia. (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 122). Holotype: J.B. Wilson; Herb. Agardh, LD 31986 (Womersley 1994: 83).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. & Womersley, H.B.S. (2006). Helminthora. In: Algae of Australia Nemaliales. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 54-56. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. 1-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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