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Myriogramme pulchella (Harvey) A.J.K.Millar 1990

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


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Myriogramme pulchella (Harvey) A.J.K.Millar
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 1 mm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Myriogramme pulchella (Harvey) A.J.K.Millar
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


Batrachospermum discors Entwisle & Foard

Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Myriogramme is Myriogramme livida (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey

Nitophyllum pulchellum Harvey

Type information
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.

Taxonomic notes
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

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
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.

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