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Acanthophora dendroides Harvey 1855

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Chondrieae
Genus Acanthophora


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Acanthophora dendroides Harvey
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Acanthophora dendroides Harvey
Rottnest Island, Western Australia. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


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Acanthophora dendroides Harvey Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. 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 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Acanthochondria falkenbergii Weber Bosse 1888

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Acanthophora dendroides Harvey)
Africa: Kenya (Silva & al. 1996, Bolton, Oyieke & Gwanda 2007), Mozambique (Bandeira, António & Critchley 2001), Tanzania (incl. Zanzibar) (Silva & al. 1996, Oliveira, Österlund & Mtolera 2005).

Indian Ocean Islands: Laccadive Islands (Silva & al. 1996).

Middle East: Oman (Wynne 2001, Wynne 2018).

South-west Asia: India (Silva & al. 1996, Perrone et al 2006, Rao & Gupta 2015), Pakistan (Silva & al. 1996), Sri Lanka (Silva & al. 1996, Perrone et al 2006).

South-east Asia: Indonesia (Atmadja & Prud'homme van Reine 2012).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Huisman 2019), Houtman Abrolhos (Huisman 1997), Lord Howe Island (Millar & Kraft 1993, Huisman 2000), New South Wales (Millar & Kraft 1993, Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003), Queensland (Lewis 1984, Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Womersley 2003, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990, de Jong, Hitipeuw & Prud'Homme van Reine 1999, Huisman 2000, Womersley 2003, Huisman & Borowitzka 2003, Perrone et al 2006, Huisman 2018).

(as Acanthochondria falkenbergii Weber Bosse)
South-east Asia: Indonesia (Perrone et al 2006).

Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Jong, Y.S.D.M. de, Hitipeuw, C. & Prud'Homme van Reine, W.F. (1999). A taxonomic, phylogenetic and biogeographic study of the genus Acanthophora (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta). Blumea 44: 217-249.

Perrone, C., Cecere, E. & Furnari, G. (2006). Growth pattern assessment in the genus Acanthophora (Rhodophyta, Ceramiales). Phycologia 45: 37-43.

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.

Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 17 January 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Bano, S., Shafiuddin, Perveen, S., Bano, N., Ahmad, V.U. & Shameel, M. (1987). Chemical constituents of red algae Acanthophora dendroides and Halymenia porphyroides. Pakistan Journal of Botany 19: 253-257.

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