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Cystoclonium aciculare J.Agardh 1849

Publication details
Cystoclonium aciculare J.Agardh 1849: 87

Published in: Agardh, J.G. (1849). Algolosgiska bidrag. Öfversigt af Kongl. Vetenskaps-Adademiens Förhandlingar, Stockholm 6: 79-89.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cystoclonium is Cystoclonium purpurascens (Hudson) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mychodea acicularis (J.Agardh) Kraft

Type information
Type locality: "Hab. ad occidentales Novae Hollandiae oras." [New Holland: Australia] (Agardh 1849: 87). Lectotype: LD herb. alg. Agardh 33993 (Kraft & Womersley 1994: 462). Notes: "Type: Ad litus mari inundatum penins. Levevre, Dec. 16 1847, F. Mueller s.n. (lecto, here designated: MEL0044483; isolecto: MEL5163780–82)." (Kraft & Saunder 2017: 241); however, Kraft & Womersley (1994: 462) had already designated LD 33993 as lectotype and this cannot be superseded.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1985).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a marine species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Source of current name
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.

Key references
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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