Meredithia microphylla (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1892

Meredithia microphylla (J.Agardh) J.Agardh

Meredithia microphylla (J.Agardh) J.AgardhVS of tetrasporangial crust with irregularly zonately divided tetrasporangiaMichael Guiry (

Publication Details
Meredithia microphylla (J.Agardh) J.Agardh 1892: 74

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1892). Analecta algologica. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 28(6): 1-182, 3 pls.

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Type Species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Meredithia.

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

Kallymenia microphylla J.Agardh

Type Information
Syntype localities: Hab. in oceano atlantico ad oras Galliae (Hb. Guillemin! Crouan!) et Britannia (D:na Griffiths!); in mari mediterraneo prope Nizzam (Ipse!) et Massiliam (Solier!).; (Agardh 1851: 288) Lectotype?: LD; Herb. Agardh no 24284 Notes: Lectotype locality appears to be Torbay, South Devon, England.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), small-leaved, little-leaved (Stearn 1973).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Flattened, cartilaginous, rose-red, brick red to purplish fronds, thicker than K. reniformis when mature, simple, obovate, 10-30 mm high, stipe relatively long (about 10 mm).

On rock, subtidal, south and west coasts, uncommon.

Created: 13 May 1996 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 February 2014

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 February 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 10 August 2022

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