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Chondria succulenta (J.Agardh) Falkenberg 1901

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


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Chondria succulenta (J.Agardh) Falkenberg
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.


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Chondria succulenta (J.Agardh) Falkenberg Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Chondria succulenta (J.Agardh) Falkenberg 1901: 205-206, pl. 22: figs. 22, 23

Published in: Falkenberg, P. (1901). Die Rhodomelaceen des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel, Monographie 26. pp. i-xvi, 1-754, 10 figs, 24 pls. Berlin.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chondria is Chondria tenuissima (Withering) C.Agardh.

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

Chondriopsis succulenta J.Agardh

Type information
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia (Silva & al. 1996: 485). Lectotype: Harvey; LD, Herb. Agardh 37802 (Harvey, Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 157B) (Womersley 2003: 446). Notes: This type locality was first recorded by Gordon-Mills & Womersley (1987: 534). Isotyes LD, 37800, 37801, 37804, AD, A18280 and in other herbaria (Womersley, 2003: 446).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), fleshy.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Chondriopsis succulenta J.Agardh 1892

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chondria dasyphylla var. sedifolia Harvey 1863
Chondria iridescens A.H.S.Lucas 1927

General environment
This is a marine species.

Appears to be largely confined to sheltered inlets where there is strong current flow (Womersley 2003: 446).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Chondria succulenta (J.Agardh) Falkenberg)
Australia and New Zealand: Coral Sea Islands Territory (Millar 1999), New South Wales (Millar 1990, Millar & Kraft 1993, Womersley 2003), Queensland (Phillips 1997, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Womersley 2003), Tasmania (Womersley 2003), Victoria (Womersley 2003), Western Australia (Huisman & Walker 1990, Womersley 2003).

Source of current name
Gordon-Mills, E.M. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1987). The genus Chondria C. Agardh (Rhodomelaceae, Rhodophyta) in southern Australia. Australian Journal of Botany 35: 477-565, 29 figs.

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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Verified by: 16 February 2009 by G.M. Guiry

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