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Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Delesseriaceae
Subfamily Phycodryoideae
Tribe Cryptopleureae
Genus Acrosorium


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Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin
Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 5 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin
Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 500 µm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin
Map Reef, near Yanchep, Western Australia.. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Stauroneis anceps var. birostris (Ehrenberg) Cleve

Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin Cottesloe, Western Australia; scale 5 mm
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Acrosorium minus (Sonder) Kylin 1924: 78

Published in: Kylin, H. (1924). Studien über die Delesseriaceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 20(6): 1-111, 80 figs.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Acrosorium is Acrosorium aglaophylloides Zanardini ex Kützing.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Cryptopleura minor Sonder

Type information
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).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Cryptopleura minor Sonder 1845
Nitophyllum minor (Sonder) Harvey 1849
Scutarius minor (Sonder) Kuntze 1891

Taxonomic notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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. [1]-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. [1]-326, 118 figs. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

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