Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & 1847
Mychodea carnosa J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847: 408
Published in: Hooker, J.D. & Harvey, W.H. (1847). Algae tasmanicae: being a catalogue of the species of algae collected on the shores of Tasmania by Ronald Gunn, Esq., Dr. Heannerett, Mrs. Smith, Dr. Lyall and Dr. J.D. Hooker; with characters of the new species. London Journal of Botany 6: 397-417.
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Mychodea.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Georgetown [Tasmania, Australia] (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 454). Lectotype: Mr. Gunn; BM 001039609 (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 234).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fleshy, succulent, soft but firm (Stearn 1985).
Cystoclonium carnosum (Hooker & Harvey) J.Agardh 1851
Cystoclonium membranaceum (Hooker & Harvey) J.Agardh 1851
Mychodea longipes (Kützing) J.Agardh 1897
Mychodea mallardiae Kützing 1866
This is a marine species.
The few in situ collections of this species have come from depths of 2-40 m off rocks, jetty pilings, tunicates and sponges (Kraft 1978: 520). Epilithic/epiphytic on seagrasses: currently two species may be confused (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 454).
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.
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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