Mychodea disticha Harvey Cape Peron, Western Australia; epiphytic on Amphibolis antarctica
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Mychodea disticha Harvey 1859: 323, pl. CXCII.A [192.A]
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), arranged in two opposite rows (Stearn 1973).
Mychodea chondroides Kützing 1867
This is a marine species.
Usually a deep-water species on rough-water coasts (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 460). Grows on rock, jetty piles, the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica and the brown alga Acrocarpia paniculata; from just below extreme low tides to depths of at least 11 m (Kraft 1978: 543).
Type locality: "East coast. Gunn" [east coast of Tasmania] (Harvey 1859: 323). Lectotype: Gunn; TCD 0011966 (Kraft 1978: 460). Notes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 4161
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.
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