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Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux 1816

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


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Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux
Hawaii; growing on Spathoglossum; scale 500 µm. 12 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux
" . 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux
Carnac Island, near Perth, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Hollenbergia nigricans (N.L.Gardner) Wollaston

Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux Hawaii; growing on Spathoglossum; scale 500 µm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Jania micrarthrodia J.V.Lamouroux 1816: 271, pl. 9: fig. 5a, B

Published in: Lamouroux, J.V.F. (1816). Histoire des polypiers coralligènes flexibles, vulgairement nommés zoophytes. pp. [i]-lxxxiv, chart, [1]-560, [560, err], pls I-XIX, uncol. by author. Caen: De l'imprimerie de F. Poisson.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Jania is Jania rubens (Linnaeus) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type information
Type locality: "sur les Fucus de l’Australasie" [on Fucus from Australasia] (Lamouroux 1816: 271, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b). Lectotype: CN Herb. Lamouroux [left specimen shown in fig. 4 A in Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020] (Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020: 233). Notes: "Lamouroux (1816, p. 271, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b) based J. micrarthrodia on material 'sur les Fucus de l'Australasie' [on Fucus L. from Australasia] without mention of a more explicit locality, and without listing a collector, designating a type or indicating how many specimens he had. However, on the lectotype herbarium sheet (Fig. 4A), Lamouroux wrote 'Lieu nouv. Hollande' [Locality New Holland = Australia], and, subsequently, Lamouroux (1821, p. 25) and Lamouroux et al. (1827, p. 468) listed the original locality as 'Australie' [Australia]. A somewhat abbreviated English translation of the protologue appears in Anonymous (1824, p. 122, pl. 9, fig. 5a, b). Without supporting evidence, Millar and Kraft (1993, p. 14) listed the type locality as Port Philip Bay, Victoria, Australia, whereas Goldberg and Kendrick (2005, p. 42) listed the type locality as the mouth of the Swan River, Western Australia." (Harvey, Woelkerling & Reviers 2020: 233).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Corallina micrarthrodia (J.V.Lamouroux) Blainville 1818

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Jania constricta (Kützing) W.R.Taylor
Jania antennina Kützing 1843
Jania tenuissima Sonder 1848
Jania micrarthrodia var. ß antennina (Kützing) Areschoug 1852
Jania micrarthrodia var. alpha tenuissima (Sonder) Areschoug 1852
Corallina constricta Kützing 1858
Corallina antennina (Kützing) Kützing 1858
Corallina tenuissima (Sonder) Kützing 1858
Jania micrarthrodia var. tenuissima (Sonder) Sonder 1880
Jania micrarthrodia f. antennina (Kützing) Yendo 1905

Taxonomic notes
According to Johansen & Womersley (1994: 611), the name Jania fastigiata has been misapplied to this species by various authors.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Common on larger brown algae, especially on species of Cystophora on rough-water coasts; epilithic plants are apparently less common than epiphytic plants; under calmer conditions, what appears to be a form of this species (corresponding to Jania tenuissima Sonder) is epiphytic on seagrasses and other algae (Womersley & Johansen in Womersley 1996: 301).

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Key references
Abbott, I.A., Fisher, J. & McDermid, K.J. (2002). Newly reported and revised marine algae from the vicinity of Nha Trang, Vietnam. In: Taxonomy of Economic Seaweeds with reference to some Pacific species. Vol. VIII. (Abbott, I.A. & Mcdermid, K.J. Eds) Vol. 8, pp. 291-321. Oceanographic Institute, Nha Trang, Vietnam: California Sea Grant College.

Harvey, A.S., Woelkerling, W.J. & Reviers, B. de (2020). A taxonomic analysis of Jania (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) in south-eastern Australia. Australian Systematic Botany 33: 221-277, 34 figs, 5 tables.

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

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Lugilde, J., Peña, V. & Bárbara, I. (2016). El orden Corallinales sensu lato (Rhodophyta) en el Atlántico ibérico: estado actual de su conocimiento. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 73(2): e038, 3 tables.

Nelson, W.A. (2013). New Zealand seaweeds. An illustrated guide. pp. [1]-328. Wellington: Te Papa Press.

Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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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