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Melanothamnus ferulaceus (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Rhodymeniophycidae
Order Ceramiales
Family Rhodomelaceae
Tribe Streblocladieae
Genus Melanothamnus

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Melanothamnus ferulaceus (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs
recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira..

 

Achnanthes ploenensis Hustedt

Neosiphonia ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) S.M.Guimarães & M.T.Fujii recolectada en la zona Sur del Macizo Guamuhaya, en el mesolitoral rocoso. Detalle de ramas y cistocarpos. Foto: Ángel Moreira.
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Publication details
Melanothamnus ferulaceus (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Díaz-Tapia & Maggs in Díaz-Tapia et al. 2017: 7

Published in: Díaz-Tapia, P., McIvor, L., Freshwater, D.W., Verbruggen, H., Wynne, M.J. & Maggs, C.A. (2017). The genera Melanothamnus Bornet & Falkenberg and Vertebrata S.F. Gray constitute well-defined clades of the red algal tribe Polysiphonieae (Rhodomelaceae, Ceramiales). European Journal of Phycology 52(1): 1-20, 77 figs.

Publication date: February 2017

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melanothamnus is Melanothamnus somalensis Bornet & Falkenberg.

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

Basionym
Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh

Type information
Syntype localities: "in rupibus maritimis infra limitem maris atlantici ad oras Mexici (Liebmann!) et Americae septentrionalis (Harvey!), ad insulam Guadeloupe (Duchassaing!); in oceano australi ad littora Novae Hollandiae! nec non ad Insulas Noukahiva (Jardin!) et Sandvich (Hb. Agardh)" [on the rocks below the sea at the coast; Atlantic Mexico; North America; Guadeloupe, West Indies; Hawaiian Islands; Marquesas Islands; Australia] (Agardh 1863: 980). Notes: Lectotypification required from material at LD (Huisman 2018: 542).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), resembling the giant fennel (genus Ferula) (Neal 1993).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polysiphonia ferulacea Suhr ex J.Agardh 1863
Vertebrata ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) Kuntze 1891
Neosiphonia ferulacea (Suhr ex J.Agardh) S.M.Guimarães & M.T.Fujii 2004

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Huisman, J.M. (2018). Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. pp. [i]-xii, 1-672, 189 figs. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

Created: 22 March 2017 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Verified by: 09 October 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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