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Gigartina brachiata Harvey 1859

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Gigartinaceae
Genus Gigartina

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Gigartina brachiata Harvey
Gigartina brachiata, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania. 03 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina brachiata Harvey
Gigartina brachiata?, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania. 03 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina brachiata Harvey
Gigartina brachiata?, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania. 03 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry" . © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Gigartina brachiata Harvey
Gigartina brachiata, Safety Cove, Tasmania, Australia. 01 Nov 2009. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

 

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Gigartina brachiata Harvey Gigartina brachiata?, Fortesque Bay, Tasmania
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Publication details
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.
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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: 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.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gigartina acicularis var. pinnata Hooker f. & Harvey 1847
Gigartina binderi Harvey 1863
Gigartina aciculifera Zanardini 1874

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
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).

(as Gigartina aciculifera Zanardini)
Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993 ), Tasmania (Zanardini 1874).

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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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.

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