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Arthrocardia wardii (Harvey) Areschoug 1852

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Corallinaceae
Subfamily Corallinoideae
Genus Arthrocardia


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Arthrocardia wardii (Harvey) Areschoug
Longnose Point, New South Wales. G.J.Edgar. © G.J.Edgar.


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Arthrocardia wardii (Harvey) Areschoug Longnose Point, New South Wales
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Publication details
Arthrocardia wardii (Harvey) Areschoug 1852: 551

Published in: Areschoug, J.E. (1852). Ordo XII. Corallineae. In: Species genera et ordines algarum....Volumen secundum: algas florideas complectens. (Agardh, J.G. Eds), pp. 506-576. Lundae [Lund]: C.W.K. Gleerup.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Arthrocardia is Arthrocardia corymbosa (Lamarck) Decaisne.

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

Amphiroa wardii Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Port Phillip, Victoria (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 295). Holotype: Mallard; TCD (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 295).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Amphiroa wardii Harvey 1849
Cheilosporum wardii (Harvey) De Toni 1905

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Amphiroa mallardiae Harvey 1849
Arthrocardia mallardiae (Harvey) Areschoug 1852
Cheilosporum mallardiae (Harvey) De Toni 1905

General environment
This is a marine species.

Predominantly a low-light plant, with most collections from 3-22 m deep or from shaded upper sublittoral regions; however, several collections from just below low tide level are known (Womersley & Johansen in Womersley 1996: 295).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Arthrocardia wardii (Harvey) Areschoug)
Africa: Madagascar (Silva & al. 1996, Vieira & al. 2021).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley & Johansen 1996), New Zealand (Adams 1994, Womersley 1996, Nelson 2012), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley & Johansen 1996), Tasmania (Womersley & Johansen 1996), Victoria (Womersley & Johansen 1996).

(as Cheilosporum wardii (Harvey) De Toni)
Australia and New Zealand: New Zealand (Chapman & Parkinson 1974), Queensland (Lewis 1984).

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

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.

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.

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