Jania pulchella ( ) & 1994
Jania pulchella (Harvey) Johansen & Womersley Rottnest Island, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman
Jania pulchella (Harvey) Johansen & Womersley 1994: 619, figs 19, 20, 41, 42
Published in: Johansen, H.W. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Jania (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) in southern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 7: 605-625, 42 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Cheilosporum pulchellum Harvey
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 241).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1973).
According to Silva et al. (1996: 241), the conspecificity of Jania affinis and Cheilosporum pulchellum was noted by Johansen & Womersley (1994: 619) but since the two names have equal priority, those authors should have used the former name rather than proposing a new combination. - (27 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
According to Womersley & Johansen in Womersley (1996: 309) this species is currently accepted and Cheilosporum pulchellum Harvey is its basionym.
This is a marine species.
Appears to be a deep water species, usually epiphytic (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 310).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Cheilosporum pulchellum Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990).
(as Jania pulchella (Harvey) Johansen & Womersley)
Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), South Australia (Womersley & Johansen 1996), Victoria (Womersley & Johansen 1996), Western Australia (Womersley & Johansen 1996).
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Womersley, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Corallinoideae (Areschoug) Foslie 1908: 19. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 288-317. Adelaide & Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 23 October 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 16 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 October 2021.