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Posidonia ostenfeldii Hartog 1970

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta
Subphylum Euphyllophytina
Infraphylum Spermatophytae
Superclass Angiospermae
Class Monocots
Subclass Alismatidae
Order Alismatales
Family Posidoniaceae
Genus Posidonia

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Posidonia ostenfeldii Hartog
Kangaroo Island, South Australia; flowers. 20 Oct 2009. M.D. Guiry. © M.D. Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

Publication details
Posidonia ostenfeldii Hartog 1970: 139, figs 42, 43

Published in: 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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Posidonia is Posidonia caulinii K.D.Koenig.

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Posidonia coriacea Cambridge & J.Kuo 1984
Posidonia robertsoniae J.Kuo & Cambridge 1984

Habitat notes
Grows in areas of strong wave action usually below 10 m deep (Robertson 1984). - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Esperance Bay, Western Australia (Robertson 1984: 85). Type: J. Firman; Dec. 1951; AD 96404336 (Robertson 1984: 85).

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Key references
Campey M.L., Waycott M. & Kendrick G.A. (2000). Re-evaluating species boundaries among members of the Posidonia ostenfeldii species complex (Posidoniaceae) - morphological and genetic variation. Aquatic Botany 66: 41-56.

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.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Campey M.L., Waycott M. & Kendrick G.A. (2000). Re-evaluating species boundaries among members of the Posidonia ostenfeldii species complex (Posidoniaceae) - morphological and genetic variation. Aquatic Botany 66: 41-56.
Kuo, J. & Cambridge, M.L. (1984). A taxonomic study of the Posidonia ostenfeldii complex (Posidoniaceae) with descriptions of four new Australian seagrasses. Aquatic Botany 20: 267-295.

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