Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & ) 1956
Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin Eglinton Rocks, Western Australia
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Echinothamnion hystrix (J.D.Hooker & Harvey) Kylin 1956: 506
Published in: Kylin, H. (1956). Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen. pp. i-xv, 1-673, 458 figs. Lund: C.W.K. Gleerups.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Echinothamnion.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Georgetown, Tasmania (Womersley 2003: 224). Lectotype: Gunn; BM, Herb. Hooker (Womersley 2003: 224).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), porpucine-like, bristly or spiny (Neal 1993).
Polysiphonia hystrix J.D.Hooker & Harvey 1847
Polysiphonia polyphora Kützing 1849
This is a marine species.
Common species; sheltered habitats and rough-water coasts (Womersley 2003: 224).
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, -435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.
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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