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Craspedocarpus blepharicarpus (Harvey) Min-Thein & Womersley 1976

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Cystocloniaceae
Genus Craspedocarpus


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Craspedocarpus blepharicarpus (Harvey) Min-Thein & Womersley
Cape Peron, Western Australia. 02 Jan 2019. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Craspedocarpus blepharicarpus (Harvey) Min-Thein & Womersley


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Craspedocarpus blepharicarpus (Harvey) Min-Thein & Womersley Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Publication details
Craspedocarpus blepharicarpus (Harvey) Min-Thein & Womersley 1976: 106, figs 39A,C-E, 40, 63B

Published in: Min-Thein, U. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1976). Studies on southern Australian taxa of Solieriaceae, Rhabdoniaceae and Rhodophyllidaceae (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 24: 1-166, 69 figs.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Craspedocarpus is Craspedocarpus erosus (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) F.Schmitz.

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

Rhodophyllis blepharicarpa Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Swan River, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 285). Notes: Womersley (1994: 423) gives the following data for the type: Type from Garden and Rottnest Is, W. Aust.; lectotype in Herb. Harvey, TCD (not yet chosen). Silva et al. (1966: 285) note that Harvey cited "Garden Island and Rottnest" (pl. CCLIV) and "Fremantle" (p. xl), but the holotype sheet reproduced as fig. 63B in Min-Thein & Womersley (1976) is marked "Swan R.".

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Rhodophyllis blepharicarpa Harvey 1863
Bifida blepharicarpa (Harvey) Kuntze 1891

General environment
This is a marine species.

Occurs mainly in moderate depths under slight to moderate water movement, commonly as an epiphyte on Amphibolis stems (Womersley 1994: 423).

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Key references
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.

Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIA - Bangiophyceae and Florideophyceae (Acrochaetiales, Nemaliales, Gelidiales, Hildenbrandiales and Gigartinales sensu lato). pp. [1]-508, 167 figs, 4 pls, 4 maps. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study.

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