Cliftonaea pectinata (Harvey) Harvey 1863

Cliftonaea pectinata (Harvey) Harvey

Current name: Cliftonaea pectinata (Harvey) Harvey
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 1 mm - 23 April 2019. J.M. Huisman

Publication Details
Cliftonaea pectinata (Harvey) Harvey 1863: pl. 279

Published in: Harvey, W.H. (1863). Phycologia australica: or, a history of Australian seaweeds; comprising coloured figures and descriptions of the more characteristic marine algae of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, and Western Australia, and a synopsis of all known Australian algae. Vol. 5. pp. [i]-x, v-lxxiii (Synoptic catalogue), Plates CCXLI-CCC (with text). London: Lovell Reeve.

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Type Species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Cliftonaea.

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

Cliftonia pectinata Harvey

Type Information
Type locality: Garden Island, Western Australia; (Silva & al. 1996: 486) Lectotype: Clifton; TCD, Herb. Harvey; (Womersley 2003: 328) Notes: Womersley’s data for Cliftonaea pectinata Harvey 1859a. Womersley (2003: 325) states that Cliftonia Harvey (1859a: pl. 100) was changed to Cliftonaea by Harvey (1863, pl. 279) due to the earlier Cliftonia Banks ex Gaertner.

Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), pectinate, with narrow close-set divisions like a comb (Stearn 1983).

General Environment
This is a marine species.

A deep-water species (Womersley 2003: 328).

Created: 27 January 1998 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 17 January 2020

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 17 January 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 22 July 2024

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