Claviclonium ovatum (J.V. ) & Min-Thein
Claviclonium ovatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Kraft & Min-Thein Carnac Island, near Perth, Western Australia.
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Claviclonium ovatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Kraft & Min-Thein 1983: 171, figs 1-15
Published in: Kraft, G.T. & Min-Thein, U. (1983). Claviclonium and Antrocentrum, two new genera of Acrotylaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from southern Australia. Phycologia 22: 171-183, 35 figs.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Claviclonium.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Gigartina ovata J.V.Lamouroux
Type locality: 'Nouv. Holl.' (Kraft & Min-Thein 1983: 172). Holotype: Herb. Lamouroux, CN (Kraft & Min-Thein 1983: 172). Notes: Herb. Lamouroux, PC (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 376).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), ovate (Stearn 1973).
Gigartina ovata J.V.Lamouroux 1813
Chondria ovalis var. obovata C.Agardh 1822
Lomentaria ovata (J.V.Lamouroux) Gaillon 1828
Chrysymenia obovata (C.Agardh) Sonder 1848
Gastroclonium obovatum (C.Agardh) Kützing 1849
Botryocladia obovata (C.Agardh) Kylin 1931
Rhabdonia globifera J.Agardh 1851
This is a marine species.
Plants grow subtidally and have been collected from between 5 and 20 m depths, generally on limestone. Found growing abundantly on isolated limestone debris in sand/seagrass flats at 8-10m depths (Kraft & Min-Thein 1983: 172).
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
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:
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