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Pachymenia orbicularis (Zanardini) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1934

Publication details
Pachymenia orbicularis (Zanardini) Setchell & N.L.Gardner 1934: 134, pl. 6

Published in: Setchell, W.A. & Gardner, N.L. (1934). De Gigartinis. Revue Algologique 7(1 and 2): 131-138. [in Latin]
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pachymenia is Pachymenia carnosa (J.Agardh) J.Agardh.

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

Gigartina orbicularis Zanardini

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. Port Philip [sic] - (Ferd. von Mueller.)" [Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 501). Holotype: Ferd. von Mueller; MCVE (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 209).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), orbicular (Stearn 1985).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina orbicularis Zanardini 1874

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Pachymenia stipitata J.Agardh 1890
Pachymenia apoda J.Agardh 1890
Pachymenia sessilis J.Agardh 1892

General environment
This is a marine species.

A deep water and fairly common alga on south-east Australian coasts (Womersley & Lewis 1994: 211).

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Key references
Amsler, C.D., Okogbue, I.N., Landry, D.M., Amsler, M.O., McClintock, J.B. & Baker, B.J. (2005). Potential chemical defenses against diatom fouling in Antarctic macroalgae. Botanica Marina 48: 318-322.

Peters, K.J., Amsler, C.D., Amsler, M.O., McClintock, J.B., Dunbar, R.B. & Baker, B.J. (2005). A comparative analysis of the nutritional and elemental composition of macroalgae from the western Antarctic Peninsula. Phycologia 44: 453-463.

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.

Withall, R.D. & Saunders, G.W. (2007 '2006'). Combining small and large subunit ribosomal DNA genes to resolve relationships among orders of the Rhodymeniophycidae (Rhodophyta): recognition of the Acrosymphytales ord. nov. and Sebdeniales ord. nov. European Journal of Phycology 41: 379-394.

Womersley, H.B.S. & Lewis, J.A. (1994). Family Halymeniaceae Bory 1828: 158. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part IIIA. Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 167-218. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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