Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin 1924

Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin

Current name: Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin
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Publication Details
Acrosorium ciliolatum (Harvey) Kylin 1924: 78

Published in: Kylin, H. (1924). Studien über die Delesseriaceen. Acta Universitatis Lundensis 20(6): 1-111, 80 figs.

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Type Species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Acrosorium is Acrosorium aglaophylloides Zanardini ex Kützing.

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

Nitophyllum ciliolatum Harvey

Type Information
Type locality: King George Sound, Western Australia; (Womersley 2003: 133) Lectotype: TCD, Herb. Harvey; Alg. Aust. Exsic. 297B (Womersley 2003: 133)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Flattened, membranous, deep-red fronds, 30-150(-200) mm long. Frond deeply divided into linear-lanceolate, irregularly branched segments, often terminating in hooks. Margins toothed, often ± proliferous. Frond traversed by network of microscopic veins, macroscopic veins absent. Womersley (2003: 131-133, figs 61, 62A, B) gives descriptions of the thallus and reproduction.

On rocks and epiphytic, lower intertidal and subtidal, widely distributed, occasional. Womersley (2003: 133) gives the following data: Occurs mainly in sheltered situations in calm waters, or deeper water on rough-water coasts.

Created: 17 September 2003 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 06 December 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 December 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 15 June 2024

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