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Posidonia coriacea Cambridge & J.Kuo 1984

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 coriacea Cambridge & J.Kuo
Bateman Bay, Western Australia. M. van Keulen. © M. van Keulen.


Poteriodendron petiolatum F.Stein

Posidonia coriacea Cambridge & J.Kuo Bateman Bay, Western Australia
© M. van Keulen

Publication details
Posidonia coriacea Cambridge & J.Kuo in J.Kuo & Cambridge 1984: 285

Published in: 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.

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

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Posidonia ostenfeldii Hartog

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Source of current name
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.

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.

Created: 03 December 1999 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Vanderklift, M.A. & Lavery, P.S. (2000). Patchiness in assemblages of epiphytic macroalgae on Posidonia coriacea at a hierarchy of spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 192: 127-135.

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