Posidonia australis J.D.Hooker 1858
Posidonia australis J.D.Hooker Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia
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Posidonia australis J.D.Hooker 1858: 43
Published in: Hooker, J.D. (1858). The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. Discovery ships Erebus and Terror in the years 1839-1843. III. Flora Tasmaniae. Vol. 2. (Monocotyledones). . London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Robertson 1984: 94). Lectotype: Gunn 1347; K (Robertson 1984: 94).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
Occurs from just below low water mark, where the tops of the leaves are emergent at low tide to about 15 m deep and grows sympatrically with both P. angustifolia and P. sinuosa in the shallower part of their range (Robertson 1984). - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Hartog, C. den (1970). The sea-grasses of the world. Verhandelingen der Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, Afdeling Natuurkunde, Tweede Reeks 59(1): [1-]6-275, 63 figs, 31 plates.
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Robertson, E.L. (1984). Seagrasses. In: The marine benthic flora of Southern Australia. Part 1. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 57-122. Adelaide: D.J. Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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Cambridge, M.L. (1975). Seagrasses of south-western Australia with special reference to the ecology of Posidonia australis Hook. f. in a polluted environment. Aquatic Botany 1: 149-161.
Silberstein, K., Chiffings, A.W. & McComb, A.J. (1986). The loss of seagrass in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. III. The effect of epiphytes on productivity of Posidonia australis Hook. F.. Aquatic Botany 24: 355-371.
Walker, D.I. & McComb, A.J. (1985). Decomposition of leaves from Amphibolis antarcita (Labill.) Sonder et Aschers. and Posidonia australis Hook. f. the major seagrass species of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Botanica Marina 28: 407-413.
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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 02 March 2021.