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Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley 1994

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

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Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley
Carnac Island, near Perth, Western Australia.. 06 Feb 2020. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).

 

Amphora coffeiformis var. borealis (Kützing) Cleve

Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Hypnea filiformis (Harvey) Womersley 1994: 436, figs 153 A-C, 154 A,B

Published in: 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.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Hypnea is Hypnea musciformis (Wulfen) J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Basionym
Heringia filiformis Harvey

Type information
Type locality: Garden Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 298). Notes: Womersley (1994: 440) gives the following data for the type: Type from Garden I., W. Aust. (Harvey, Trav. set 182); not located in TCD. [Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 312a, from the “Swan R.”, is in TCD].

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thread-like (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Heringia filiformis Harvey 1855

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

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