Myriodesma quercifolium (R.Brown ex Turner) Kützing, nom. illeg. 1849

Platythalia quercifolia (R.Brown ex Turner) Sonder

Current name: Platythalia quercifolia (R.Brown ex Turner) Sonder
Rottnest Island, Western Australia.John Huisman (

Publication Details
Myriodesma quercifolium (R.Brown ex Turner) Kützing, nom. illeg. 1849: 588

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.

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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Myriodesma is Myriodesma serrulatum (J.V.Lamouroux) Endlicher.

Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Platythalia quercifolia (R.Brown ex Turner) Sonder.

Fucus quercifolius R.Brown ex Turner

Type Information
Type locality: "On the south coast of New Holland. Mr. Brown." [probably King George Sound, Western Australia]; (Turner 1809-1811: 38) Holotype: BM; (Womersley 1987: 404) Notes: See Womersley (1967: 256).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 21 March 2002 by Sandy Lawson.

Last updated: 22 August 2008

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