Acrotylus australis J. 1849
Acrotylus australis J.Agardh 1849: 86
Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1849). Algolosgiska bidrag. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 6: 79-89.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Acrotylus.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: "Hab. ad Sidney Australiae." [Sydney, New South Wales, Australia] (Agardh 1849: 87). Holotype: LD Herb. Alg. Agardh 32611 (Womersley 1994: 366). Notes: Saunders & McDonald (2010: 657) give as "lectotype" MEL 504193.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
Acrotylus australis var. constricta Sonder ex Kützing 1869
Only known from Elliston, South Australia, eastward and north to Sydney, New South Wales. - (19 Jun 2021) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Common on rough-water coasts, usually in deep water or shaded situations (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 366).
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2021). The Acrotylaceae (Gigartinales) revisited: molecular data indicate family-level differencen in one of the most enigmatic red-algal families. Australian Systematic Botany 34(3): 305-326, 13 figs, 1 table.
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Acrotylaceae Schmitz 1892: 18. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 363-376. Canberra:
N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.
Scott, F.J. (2017). Marine plants of Tasmania. pp. [i]-viii, 1-360, numerous col. illus. Hobart: Tasmania Herbarium, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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.
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