Acanthophora dendroides Harvey 1855

Acanthophora dendroides Harvey

Current name: Acanthophora dendroides Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western AustraliaJohn Huisman (

Publication Details
Acanthophora dendroides Harvey 1855: 538

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.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Acanthophora is Acanthophora thierryi J.V.Lamouroux.

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

Type Information
Type locality: Rottnest Island, Western Australia; (Harvey 1855: 538) Lectotype: W.H.Harvey; TCD; Harvey Trav. Set 224 (Parnell & al. 2010: 138) Notes: According to Perrone et al. (2006), the "holotype" is located in BM.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), tree-like, resembling a tree in shape (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 June 2024

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