Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson 1868

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson

Current name: Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia - 03 December 2010. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson 1868: 164

Published in: Ascherson, P. (1868). Vorarbeiten zu einer Uebersicht der phanerogamen Meergewächse. Linnaea 35(1): 152-208.

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Publication date: 1868

Type Species
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Status of Name
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Ruppia antarctica Labillardière

Type Information
Type locality: “habitat ad terrae van-Leuwin littora” [Esperance Bay, Western Australia]; (Labillardière 1807: 116) Holotype: FI; barcode FI012119 (Robertson 1984: 104) Notes: Type from “Ad terrae Van-Leuwin littora” (Esperance Bay, W. Aust.). Isotype. P. Labillardière (1807) described and illustrated Ruppia antarctica (= Amphibolis antarctica) from material collected from New Holland, but some doubt exists whether he collected the specimen himself in 1791 or whether it was part of the collections of the Baudin expedition. isolectotype: P [barcode P00735051].

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 24 April 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 April 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 June 2024

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