Mychodea hamata Harvey 1860: 323
Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1859). Algae. Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. In: The botany of the Antarctic voyage of H.M. discovery ships Erebus and Terror, in the years 1839-1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross...Part III. Flora Tasmaniae. Monocotyledones and Acotyledones. (Hooker, J.D. Eds) Vol. II, pp. 282-343. London: Lovell Reeve.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Acanthococcus ewingii Harvey 1860
Acanthococcus obtusangulus Harvey 1863
Gigartina cincinnalis Zanardini 1874
Mychodea obtusangula (Harvey) J.Agardh 1897
Mychodea linearis J.Agardh 1899
This is a marine species.
From permanent tide pools and from just below the lowest tide levels down to depths of 17 m; usually epiphytic on algae such as Gelidium australe and Melanema dumosa or on the seagrass Amphibolis, but occasionally grow directly on jetty pilings (Kraft 1978: 547).
Syntype localities: Georgetown and Port Arthur Port Arthur [Tasmania] (Harvey 1859: 323). Lectotype: W.H. Harvey sine numero; March 1855; TCD 0011969 (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 547). Notes: Alg. Aust. Exsicc. 415K
Kraft, G.T. & Saunders, G.W. (2017). Mychodea and the Mychodeaceae (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) revisited: molecular analyses shed light on interspecies relationships in Australia's largest endemic genus and family. Australian Systematic Botany 30: 230-258, 16 figs.
Kraft, G.T. & Womersley, H.B.S. (1994). Family Mychodeaceae Kylin 1932: 62. In: The marine benthic flora of southern Australia. Rhodophyta - Part IIIA. (Womersley, H.B.S. Eds), pp. 450-470. Canberra:
Kraft, G.T. (1978). Studies of marine algae in the lesser-known families of the Gigartinales (Rhodophyta). III. The Mychodeaceae and Mychodeophyllaceae. Australian Journal of Botany 26: 515-610, 46 figs.
N'Yeurt, A.D.R., Payri, C.E., Gabrielson, P.W. & Fredericq, S. (2006). Pinnatiphycus menouana gen. et sp. nov. (Rhodophyta: Dicranemataceae) from New Caledonia and Fiji (South Pacific): vegetative and reproductive morphology and molecular phylogeny. Phycologia 45: 422-431.
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