Valonia fastigiata Harvey ex J.Agardh 1887

Valonia fastigiata Harvey ex J.Agardh

Current name: Valonia fastigiata Harvey ex J.Agardh
West end of Menjangan Island, Bali, 18m - Reef slope overgrowing Cyphastrea decadia - 20 January 2012. Russell Kelley (

Publication Details
Valonia fastigiata Harvey ex J.Agardh 1887: 101, pl. I: fig. 5

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1887). Till algernes systematik. Nya bidrag. (Femte afdelningen.). Acta Universitatis Lundensis 23(2): 1-174, 5 plates.

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Type Species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Valonia is Valonia aegagropila C.Agardh.

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

Type Information
Syntype localities: Sri Lanka; Tonga; (Silva & al. 1996: 801) Syntype: Harvey 74; BM; (Leliaert & Coppejans 2004: 203) Notes: Syntype: Sri Lanka (Leliaert & Coppejans, 2004: 203).

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), fastigiate, with branches clustered, parallel and erect, giving a narrow elongated habit (occasionally meaning branched reaching to the same height) (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Created: 08 March 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 03 March 2021

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