Corallina pusilla Sonder 1881
Corallina pusilla Sonder 1881: 21
Published in: [Sonder, O.G.] (1881). Additamenta pro Supplemento voluminis undecimi [Supplement to volume Eleven. Algae. E manuscriptis praecipue Sonderi. In: Fragmenta phytographiae Australiae. (Mueller, F. von Eds), pp. 105-106. Melbourne: Auctoritate Guberni Coloniae Victoriae. Ex officina Joannis Ferres.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Jania pusilla (Sonder) Yendo
Type locality: Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (Womersley & Johansen 1996: 307). Lectotype: Harvey 452D; Epiphytic on Cystophora siliquosa. MEL 501722 (Ducker, LeBlanc & Johansen 1976: 6). Notes: Silva et al. (1996: 243) cite syntype localities: Port Fairy and Port Phillip. Womersley & Johansen (1966: 307) give the folowing data: type from Port Fairy, Vic., on Cystophora (Harvey, Alg. Aust. exsicc. 452); holotype (or lectotype) in TCD. They note that Ducker et al. (1976: 6) selected a MEL (501722) specimen of Harvey's 452 as lectotype, but consider it would be a more usual practice to regard the holotype (or lectotype if necessary) to be in the Harvey herbarium in TCD. However, others consider that as Sonder described the entity, it seems more appropriate to choose a lectotype from his materials.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
According to Silva et al. (1996: 243), C. pusilla Sonder is a substitute name for C. nana Lenormand ex Harvey, a later homonym of C. nana Zanardini. - (27 Apr 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.
Source of current name
Womersley, H.B.S. & Johansen, H.W. (1996). Subfamily Corallinoideae (Areschoug) Foslie 1908: 19. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 288-317. Adelaide & Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: [i]-xiv, 1-1259.
Created: 29 May 2001 by G.M. Guiry
Verified by: 27 April 2009 by G.M. Guiry
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 September 2021.