Gigartina brachiata 1859
Gigartina brachiata Harvey Gigartina brachiata?, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania
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Gigartina brachiata Harvey in J.D.Hooker 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...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994: 300). Lectotype: 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.
Gigartina acicularis var. pinnata Hooker f. & Harvey 1847
Gigartina binderi Harvey 1863
Gigartina aciculifera Zanardini 1874
This is a marine species.
In the lower eulittoral or just sublittoral, usually in moderate to relatively sheltered localities (Edyvane & Womersely 1994: 300).
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Gigartina brachiata Harvey)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Edyvane & Womersley 1994), New Zealand (Chapman 1979), Queensland (Lewis 1984), South Australia (Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Tasmania (Edyvane & Womersley 1994), Victoria (Edyvane & Womersley 1994).
Source of current name
Edyvane, K.S. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Gigartinaceae Kützing 1843: 389. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 285-314. Canberra:
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Verified by: 19 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 October 2021.