Acrosorium minus (Sonder)
Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 5 mm
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Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin 1924: 78
Published in: Kylin, H. (1924). Studien über die Delesseriaceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 20(6): 1-111, 80 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Cryptopleura minor Sonder
Type locality: Western Australia (Swan River) (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 446). Type: Preiss; MEL 603107 (Womersley 2003: 148). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Harvey (1849: 119).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), less (Stearn 1973).
According to Womersley (2003: 148), characterisation of A. minus depends on new collections of the species from the Fremantle region, including at least tetrasporangial specimens, to judge whether it is best placed in Acrosorium or Hymenena and its relatonship to H. multipartita. He notes that Kylin (1929: 11, 14) considered A. minus was close to the New Zealand A. decumbens (J. Agardh) Kylin (1929: 10, fig. 18). - (27 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Nam, K.W. & Kang, P.J. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 4, Number 7 Rhodophyta: Florideophyceae: Ceramiales: Delesseriaceae: 22 genera including Acrosorium. pp. [1-4], 1-129, figs 1-98. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.
Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. -533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.
Wynne, M.J. (2014 '2013'). The red algal families Delesseriaceae and Sarcomeniaceae. pp. -326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.
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