Myriogramme pulchella ( ) A.J.K. 1990
Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey Cape Peron, Western Australia
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Myriogramme pulchella (Harvey) A.J.K.Millar 1990: 462/422
Published in: 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.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey
Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey
Lectotype locality: King George Sound (Womersley 2003: 125). Lectotype: Harvey; TCD Harvey, Trav. Set 60 (Womersley 2003: 125). Notes: Syntypes: King George Sound and Rottnest Island, Western Australia (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 462). Isolectotypes Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 295B, in TCD, MEL, 584158, NSW, 8645, 8646 and AD, A18302.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful and little (Stearn 1985).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
The description of Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey is based on Harvey’'s type specimens from King George Sound, W. Aust. and on AD, A68279, which is probably N. pulchellum. The species is otherwise little known, but in form is similar to Haraldiophyllum nottii from SE Australia, which differs in having entire, straight, margins in contrast to the strongly crispate margins on N. pulchellum. Further collections and study of N. pulchellum are clearly desirable to place it generically. Millar (1990, p. 422) referred N. pulchellum to Myriogrammme, on the basis of a cystocarpic specimen of Wilson in MEL (676687) from Port Phillip Heads, Vic., 10. i. 1894. This specimen, however, has crenulate apices and margins and carposporophytes typical of Platyclinia; while slightly different in habit, it is now placed under Platyclinia crenulata Womersley (Womersley, 2003: 125). - (22 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry
According to Womersley (2003: 124), Myriogramme pulchella (Harvey) Millar 1990: 462 [NON cystocarpic Victorian specimens cited by Millar] is a synonym of Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey; M. pulchella (Harvey) Millar 1990: 422, in part (see note above) is a synonym of Platyclinia crenulata. - (22 Jan 2009) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
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.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 May 2021.