Gigartina brachiata Harvey 1859

Gigartina brachiata Harvey

Current name: Gigartina brachiata Harvey
Gigartina brachiata, Safety Cove, Tasmania, Australia - 01 November 2009. Michael Guiry (

Publication Details
Gigartina brachiata Harvey 1859: 325

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Vol. II. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds), pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Gigartina is Gigartina pistillata (S.G.Gmelin) Stackhouse.

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

Type Information
Type locality: "On stones, near low-water mark, opposite Georgetown, W. H. H." [Tasmania]; (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300) Lectotype (designated by Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300): W.H. Harvey; TCD; Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. No. 397J (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300) Notes: Isolectotypes (2) in NSW and in MEL (652036, 652037).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), branched at right angles.

General Environment
This is a marine species.

In the lower eulittoral or just sublittoral, usually in moderate to relatively sheltered localities (Edyvane & Womersely 1994: 300).

Created: 13 July 2000 by Fabio Rindi.

Last updated: 24 February 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 February 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 May 2024

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