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Halophila australis Doty & B.C.Stone 1966

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, 2 figures.
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Publication date: October 1966

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

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

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

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.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Kuo, J. (2020). Taxonomy of the Genus Halophila Thouars (Hydocharitaceae): A Review. Plants 9(12): article 1732 [1-25], 2 figures, 1 table, 24 supplementary figures.

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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