Griffithsia ovalis Harvey Bremer Bay, Western Australia
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Griffithsia ovalis Harvey 1855: 559
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1855). Some account of the marine botany of the colony of western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy 22: 525-566.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 412). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Harvey, Trav. set no. 41 (Womersley 1998: 332). Notes: Dawson (1962: 72) notes that the type specimen was epiphytic on Zostera.
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. (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
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