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Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone

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

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Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone
Shoalwater Bay, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Achnanthes minuscula Hustedt

Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone 1966: 306, fig. 2

Published in: Doty, M.S. & Stone, B.C. (1966). Two new species of Halophila (Hydrocharitaceae). Brittonia 18: 303-306.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Halophila is Halophila madagascarensis Doty & B.C.Stone.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Halophila ovalis subsp. australis (Doty & B.C.Stone) Hartog 1970

Habitat notes
In both sand and mud from low tide level to 23 m deep, usually in calm water situations (Robertson 1984). - (24 Jun 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Queenscliff, Victoria (Robertson 1984: 66). Holotype: Lucas; Jan. 1922; NSW 3214 (Robertson 1984: 66). Notes: Isotypes.

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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.

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.

Spalding, M., Taylor, M., Ravilious, C., Short, F. & Green, E. (2003). Global Overview. The distribution and status of seagrasses. In: World Atlas of Seagrasses. Prepared by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. . (Green, E.P. & Short, F.T. Eds), pp. 5-26. Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press.

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