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Cystophora brownii (Turner) J.Agardh 1848

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Phaeophyceae
Subclass Fucophycidae
Order Fucales
Family Sargassaceae
Genus Cystophora


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Cystophora brownii (Turner) J.Agardh


Publication details
Cystophora brownii (Turner) J.Agardh 1848: 241

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1848). Species genera et ordines algarum, seu descriptiones succinctae specierum, generum et ordinum, quibus algarum regnum constituitur. Volumen Primum. Algas fucoideas complectens. pp. [i-vi], [i]-viii, [1]-363. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cystophora is Cystophora retroflexa (Labillardière) J.Agardh.

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

Fucus brownii Turner

Type information
Type locality: "On the western coast of New Holland. Mr. Menzies.—In King George's Sound, on the coast of New Holland Mr. Brown." (Turner 1811-1819: 2). Lectotype: Robert Brown; BM (Womersley 1987: 386). Notes: See Womersley (1964: 78) for information on the lectotype.

Named for Robert Brown (1773-1858), British collector, botanist and microscopist.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Fucus brownii Turner 1819
Cystoseira brownii (Turner) C.Agardh 1820
Blossevillea brownii (Turner) Kützing 1843

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Cystophora brownii (Turner) J.Agardh)
Australia and New Zealand: South Australia (Womersley 1987), Tasmania (Womersley 1987), Western Australia (Womersley 1987, Huisman & Walker 1990).

Key references
De Toni, G.B. (1895). Sylloge algarum omnium hucusque cognitarum. Vol. III. Fucoideae. Vol. 3 pp. [i]-xvi, [1]-638. Patavii [Padua]: Sumptibus auctoris.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Part II. pp. [1]-484, 169 figs, 1 table, 8 plates, 4 maps. Adelaide: South Australian Government Printing Division.

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