Ceramium filicula ex 1978
Ceramium filicula Harvey ex Womersley 1978: 238, figs 4E, F, 15 A-E
Published in: Womersley, H.B.S. (1978). Southern Australian species of Ceramium Roth (Rhodophyta). Australian Journal of Botany 29: 205-257, 15 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Port Noarlunga, South Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 396). Holotype: Womersley; 13 March 1977; in low eulittoral pools on offshore reef, on basal leaves of Sargassum lacerifolium. AD A47978 - “Marine Algae of southern Australia” No. 182 (Womersley 1998: 412). Notes: Womersley (1998: 412) notes that there are also isotypes.
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), diminutive of "filix" a fern, also a particular fern. (Brown 1946).
Herpoceras australe Cramer 1863
Note that "filicula" is a noun in apposition and is non-declinable; it should not be altered to "filiculum". - (20 Oct 2006) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Apparently always epiphytic on larger, usually cartilaginous, brown and occasionally red algae (Womersley 1978: 240).
Barros-Barreto, M.B., McIvor, L., Maggs, C.A. & Ferreira, P.C.G. (2006). Molecular systematics of Ceramium and Centroceras (Ceramiaceae, Rhodophyta) from Brazil. Journal of Phycology 42: 905-921.
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
Millar, A.J.K. (1990). Marine red algae of the Coffs Harbour region, northern New South Wales. Australian Systematic Botany 3: 293-593, 76 figs, 2 tables.
Womersley, H.B.S. (1998). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIIC. Ceramiales - Ceramiaceae, Dasyaceae. pp. -535, 235 figs, 4 col. figs in 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Created: 22 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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