Semnocarpa minuta , Foard &
Semnocarpa minuta Huisman, Foard & Kraft Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Semnocarpa minuta Huisman, Foard & Kraft 1993: 148, figs 18-30
Published in: Huisman, J.M., Foard, H.J. & Kraft, G.T. (1993). Semnocarpa gen. nov. (Rhodophyta: Rhodymeniales) from southern and western Australia. European Journal of Phycology 28: 145-155, 30 figs.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Semnocarpa is Semnocarpa corynephora (J.Agardh) Huisman, Foard & Kraft.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small, minute (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Epiphytic , either on stems of the sea grass Amphibolis antarctica, or on various green and red algae (Huisman et al, 1993: 150). Described as epiphytic on Rhodopeltis, Amphibolis, Halimeda and Hennedya, and apparently occurs on several firm-surfaced red algae (Womersley 1996: 46).
Type locality: Green Island, adjacent to Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Huisman, Foard & Kraft 1993: 148). Holotype: Kraft & Huisman; 3 October 1990; Epiphytic onRhodopeltis borealis. MELU A40100 (Womersley 1996: 144).
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1996). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIB - Gracilariales, Rhodymeniales, Corallinales and Bonnemaisoniales. Vol. 5 pp. 1-392, 160 figs. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & the State Herbarium of South Australia.
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