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Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva 1987

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Gigartinales
Family Rhizophyllidaceae
Genus Portieria


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Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Heron Island, Queensland. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Manukan, Sabah, 15m, Reef Slope. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com). © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Manukan, Sabah, 15m, Reef Slope. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com). © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Manukan, Sabah, 15m, Reef Slope. 20 Jan 2012. Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com). © Russell Kelley (www.byoguides.com).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
South Africa. 09 Dec 2011. Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za). © Robert Anderson (anderson@botzoo.uct.ac.za).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Hawaii; scale 5 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Hawaii; branching pattern; scale 1 mm. 15 Aug 2011. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Lord Howe Island, Australia. 21 Nov 2010. M.D. Guiry. © Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Tanzania. Katrin Østerlund. © Katrin Oesterlund (Katrin.Osterlund@uadm.uu.se).

Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva
Hsiao-Liuchiu island, Pingtong County, Taiwan. 1993. 5. 14. Photo by Huang Su-fang, National Taiwan Museum, from http://www.ntm.gov.tw/seaweeds.. 15 Aug 2011. Huang Su-fang. © Sue Huang (sfhuang@ntm.gov.tw).

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Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva Lord Howe Island, Australia
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Portieria hornemannii (Lyngbye) P.C.Silva in P.C.Silva, Meñez & Moe 1987: 39, 129

Published in: Silva, P.C., Meñez, E.G. & Moe, R.L. (1987). Catalog of the benthic marine algae of the Philippines. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences 27: [i-ii] iii-iv, 1-179, 2 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Portieria is Portieria coccinea Zanardini.

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

Desmia hornemannii Lyngbye

Type information
Type locality: stated to be Scandinavia, but probably Red Sea (Silva & al. 1996: 215).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Desmia hornemannii Lyngbye 1819
Chondrococcus hornemannii (Lyngbye) F.Schmitz 1895

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Sphaerococcus lambertii var. gelatinosus Suhr 1834
Plocamium cincinnatum Montagne 1850
Portieria coccinea Zanardini 1851
Desmia ambigua J.Agardh 1852
Desmia coccinea (Zanardini) Zanardini 1858
Desmia lambertii Grunow 1867
Desmia pulvinata J.Agardh 1876
Chondrococcus lambertii (Grunow) F.Schmitz 1895
Chondrococcus ambiguus (J. Agardh) Heydrich 1901
Chondrococcus hornemannii f. lambertii (Grunow) De Toni 1905
Portieria hornemannioides Kendrick, Huisman & Walker 1990

Taxonomic notes
According to J.Agardh (1852 [1851-1863]: 641-642), the name Sphaerococcus lambertii has been misapplied to this species by Suhr (1834: 728-729); according to Papenfuss (notes) by Drège (1843: 157) and Krauss (1846: 210). According to Papenfuss (notes), the name Plocamium costatum has been misapplied to this species by Krauss (1846: 210). South & Skelton (2003: 728) incorrectly cite Chondrococcus hornemannii Lyngbye 1819 as the basionym of this species. See Leliaert et al. (2018) regarding the status of this species in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific where it may represent more than 21 biological species with the greatest biodiversity in the Western Coral Triangle.

Yang & Kim (2018: 212) "cautiously speculate that the significant variability in secondary metabolites among sites [Korea, Taiwan, Japan] and among specimens [lineages B-E] is due to different genetic populations of P. hornemannii, implying the existence of heterogeneous cryptic species". - (13 Nov 2018) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Dixon, K.R. & Huisman, J.M. (2018). Rhizophyllidaceae. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 192-199. 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.

Huisman, J.M., Abbott, I.A., Smith, C.M. (2007). Hawaiian reef plants. pp. [1]-264, numerous colour photographs. Honolulu: A publication of the University of Hawai'i Sea Grant College Program.

Leliaert, F., Payo, D.A., Gurgel, C.F.D., Shils, T., Draisma, S.G.A., Saunders, G.W., Kamiya, M., Sherwood, A.R., Lin, S.-M., Huisman, J.M., Le Gall, L., Anderson, R.J., Bolton, J.J., Mattio, L., Zubia, M., Spoke, T., Viera, C., Payri, C.E., Coppejans, E., D'hondt, S., Verbruggen, H. & De Clerck, O. (2018). Patterns and drivers of species diversity in the Indo-Pacific red seaweed Portieria. Journal of Biogeography 2018: 1-15.

Millar, A.J.K. & Prud'homme van Reine, W.F. (2005). Marine benthic macroalgae collected by Vieillard from New Caledonia and described as new species by Kützing. Phycologia 44: 536-549.

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.

N'Yeurt, A.D.R. & Payri, C.E. (2010). Marine algal flora of French Polynesia III. Rhodophyta, with additions to the Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyta. Cryptogamie Algologie 31: 3-205.

Papenfuss, G.F. (1940). Notes on South African marine algae. I. Botaniska Notiser 1940: 200-226, 16 figs.

Payo, D.A., Leliaert, F., Verbruggen, H., D'hondt, S., Calumpong, H.P. & De Clerck, O. (2013). Extensive cryptic species diversity and fine-scale endemism in the marine red alga Portieria in the Philippines. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B Biological Sciences 280: 20122660.

Trono, G.C., Jr (1997). Field guide and atlas of the seaweed resourves of the Philippines. pp. [i]-xx.[1]-306, 168 figs. Makati City, The Philippines: Bookmark, Inc..

Yang, M.Y. & Kim, M.S. (2018). Cryptic species diversity of ochtodenes-producing Portieria species (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the northwest Pacific. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 33(3): 205-214.

Yano, T., Kamiya, M., Murikami, A., Sasaki, H. & Kawai, H. (2006). Biochemical phenotypes corresponding to molecular phylogeny of the red alga Plocamium (Plocamiales, Rhodophyta): implications of incongruence with the conventional taxonomy. Journal of Phycology 42: 155-169.

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