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Rhodymenia obtusa (Greville) Womersley

Publication details
Rhodymenia obtusa (Greville) Womersley 1996: 79, pl. 2 fig. 1; figs 28, 30D

Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

Phyllophora obtusa Greville

Type information
Type locality: Cape of Good Hope, South Africa (from Bowie) (Womersley 1996: 80). Type: E? (Womersley 1996: 80).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), obtuse, blunt (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllophora obtusa Greville 1831
Epymenia obtusa (Greville) Kützing 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Phyllophora obtusa var. crispata Sonder 1848

Taxonomic notes
John et al. (2004) cite this species as a synonym of Epymenia obtusa (Grev.) Kütz.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Epymenia obtusa (Greville) Kützing)
South America: Argentina (Pujals 1963), Chile (Ramírez & Santelices 1991), Temperate South America (Ramírez & Santelices 1991).

Africa: Namibia (Price, John & Lawson 1986, Wynne 1986, John et al. 2004), South Africa (Stegenga, Bolton & Anderson 1997).

Asia: Russia (Far East) (Perestenko 1994).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: Antarctica/Subantarctic Islands (Papenfuss 1964).

(as Rhodymenia obtusa (Greville) Womersley)
South America: Uruguay (Coll & Oliveira 1999).

Africa: Namibia (Rull Lluch 2002).

Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Nelson 2012), South Australia (Womersley 1996), Tasmania (Womersley 1996), Victoria (Womersley 1996).

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 08 December 2019.

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