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Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva 1996

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Lophothalieae
Genus Lophocladia


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Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva
Cape Peron, Western Australia; scale 250 µm. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva
Cape Peron, Western Australia. J.M. Huisman. © J.M. Huisman.

Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva
Cape Peron, south of Perth, Western Australia. 25 May 2011. John Huisman. © John Huisman (j.huisman@murdoch.edu.au).


Anomoeoneis costata (Kützing) Hustedt

Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva Cape Peron, Western Australia
© J.M. Huisman

Publication details
Lophocladia kuetzingii (Kuntze) P.C.Silva in Silva & al. 1996: 524

Published in: Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Publication date: September 1996

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Lophocladia is Lophocladia trichoclados (C.Agardh) F.Schmitz.

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

Baillouviana keutzingii Kuntze

Type information
Type locality: Fremantle, Western Australia (Womersley 2003: 250). Type: Harvey; MEL, Herb. Sonder 608855 (Womersley 2003: 250).

Origin of species name
(Latinised), Named for Friedrich Traugott Kützing (1807-1893), German Phycologist.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Baillouviana keutzingii Kuntze 1891

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Dasya lallemandii var. gracilis J.Agardh 1863
Dasya harveyi Kützing 1864
Baillouviana kuetzingii Kuntze 1891
Lophocladia harveyi F.Schmitz 1893

Distributional notes
New for the Eastern African coast. this record is a major range extension of this species. Womersley (2003: 250) notes that this species is found in warmer western and eastern coasts of Australia.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Appears to be confined to sheltered waters on the Australian coast (Womersley 2003: 250).

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2019). Marine plants of Australia Revised edition. pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-435, numerous col. figs. Crawley Western Australia: UWA Publishing.

Womersley, H.B.S. (2003). The marine benthic flora of southern Australia - Part IIID Ceramiales - Delesseriaceae, Sarcomeniaceae, Rhodomelaceae. pp. [1]-533, 226 figs, 2 pls. Canberra & Adelaide: Australian Biological Resources Study & State Herbarium of South Australia.

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