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Rhodymenia prolificans Zanardini 1874

Publication details
Rhodymenia prolificans Zanardini 1874: 499

Published in: Zanardini, G. (1874). Phyceae australicae novae vel minus cognitae. Flora 57: 486-490, 497-505.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Rhodymenia is Rhodymenia palmetta (Stackhouse) Greville.

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

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. Georgetown Tasmaniae - (Miss Goodwin.)" [Georgetown, Tasmania, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 500). Lectotype: Goodwin; MCVE (Womersley 1996: 82). Notes: [Only "paratype" seen by Womersley (1996: 82).]

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), producing offsets, bearing progeny as offshoots (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Habitat
Usually found just below low tide level or in pools (Womersley 1996: 82).

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Key references
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. pp. [1]-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study with assistance from the State Herbarium of South Australia.

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