Ruppia antarctica Labillardière 1807

Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson

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

Publication Details
Ruppia antarctica Labillardière 1807: 116, pl. 264

Published in: Labillardière, J.J. (1807). Novae Hollandiae plantarum specimen. Tomus secundus [part 27; pls 261-265]. . Parisiis [Paris]: ex typographiá Dominae Huzard.

Publication date: Aug 1807

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Ruppia is Ruppia maritima Linnaeus.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Amphibolis antarctica (Labillardière) Sonder & Ascherson ex Ascherson.

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 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 23 June 2000 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 05 June 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 05 June 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 16 August 2022

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