Mychodea australis ( )
Mychodea australis (Zanardini) Kraft 1978: 566, figs 23 A-I, 24 A-D, 42 A-E, 43 A-D
Published in: 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.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Neurophyllis australis Zanardini
Type locality: "Hab. Port Philip – (Ferd. von Mueller.)." [Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia] (Zanardini 1874: 468). Holotype: Ferd. von Mueller; MCVE 786 (Kraft & Saunders 2017: 248).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), south, southern (Stearn 1973).
Neurophyllis australis Zanardini 1874
This is a marine species.
Not a common species but has been collected in widespread localities from rock, tunicates, jetty piles and as an epiphyte on Cystophora spp., Caulerpa simpliuscula stolons and Amphibolis antarctica; recorded from just below the lowest tide levels down to depths of 60 m (Kraft 1978: 567).
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:
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